LMM 455: Cold Feet

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’s ready to go.

Cold Feet

The appointed day arrived for Jacques to escort Sonnet to Keishi. Caffeinated and cashmered, he let his carpet bag swing gently… and hummed.

She arrived in a clatter of low heels, travel dress swirling modestly about her calves, overnight case in a white-knuckle grip at her side, tail far too low.

Of course Sonnet was nervous.

But Jacques was a superlative event organizer. Offering his arm, he said, “Michael’s bringing the car around.”


“Sonnet, love. How are you with sigils? I’m pants with them, of course.”

“I learned from Mum. Yours are… oh.” Sonnet blinked. “What’s Lord Mettlebright done?”

Posted: July 25, 2022
Prompt: “cold feet,” suggested by twiddle
Words: 100

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.


12 thoughts on “LMM 455: Cold Feet

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  2. Hmmm … I really tried to be patient, but …
    What was this about Josheb’s tattoo and Coop’s visit at Stately House? Do we ever learn about it?
    I would really like to know…. pretty please

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    • While Josheb’s story & Coop’s story intersect with Jacques’ story, the focus must remain where it belongs. LMM is an all-Jacques affair.

      Perhaps ::broad wink:: the other gentlemen can hope for stories of their own.

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  4. And thanks Forthy for expanding on Ranea’s response! I sort of thought my replies would attach to the originals or I would have combined them (blushing)

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  5. Sweet! I’ve heard rubbish but not pants. Must be regional ❤️❤️ Can’t wait to find out what Argent has done. Sonnet in low heels, I love it.


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