Claimer: I do hereby claim all rights and responsibility for the characters in this series of vignettes because the Amaranthine Saga is mine. (Which means I should probably behave myself since anything I say or do could be taken as canon.) Indulge the lot of us, especially the one who understands subtlety.
Jacques chivvied Argent to his closet. “Fresh shirt!”
“This one is fine.”
“That tunic is barely acceptable even when it is clean.”
Argent glanced down, possibly for the first time in hours. “Ah.”
“Good grooming is only slightly contagious, and you show no symptoms.”
“I hardly spit up upon myself.”
Jacques extended a semi-formal tunic in the Mettlebright colors, then packed two others.
“Surely luggage is not required.”
“I’ll not let you slight Dwennon or the First Herd.” He held out silver-stitched breeches. “Attire is a subtle, unspoken compliment. Very fox-worthy. Trust me.”
Argent sighed. “This is why I do.”
Posted: July 4, 2022
Prompt: “only slightly contagious,” suggested by RebaJean
Summary: Jacques Smythe brazens his way into Stately House and shows no sign of departing. Like it or not, Lord Mettlebright has himself a butler. An Amaranthine Saga Serial. [Humor, Drama, Family] Begins here. You can suggest a prompt here. To scroll through archived chapters, use the Lord Mettlebright’s Man tag.
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