LMM 458: Such a Gentleman

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 with a decided height advantage.

Such a Gentleman

They made one last stop. Sonnet gave Vanya a bottle, but her mind was elsewhere. Eventually, she asked, “Am I ridiculous?”

“I find you wonderful. Is that enough?”

Sonnet considered. “Is there more?”

“There can be.” Jacques twiddled his fingers at her travel dress. “While you’re far from Rubenesque, you’re a handsome enough lady. What’s the usual term? Statuesque.”

“Do I look like a mother?”

“Every inch,” he staunchly assured.

“You’re not just… being a gentleman?”

Jacques struck a pose. “I am always a gentleman. Which is why I need you to slip out of your shoes for a moment.”

Posted: July 29, 2022
Prompt: Rubenesque, suggested by Jocelyn M.
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.


7 thoughts on “LMM 458: Such a Gentleman

  1. Pingback: LMM 457: Handler – FORTHRIGHT

    • Mmm … let’s see. Part 3 of LMM begins in summer of 5 N.S. with the arrival of Akira at Stately House. That’s Ch325: “Permanent Resident.” And the most recent Nonny arc began around Ch364: “Always the Last Place.” This current chapter is set during that same autumn. (We’ve successfully linked this timeline with Bk3: Tamiko and the Two Janitors, so we’re into October.) And Nonny is planning to attend high school in Keishi, beginning January 1 (only a couple of months away.)

      Which means that yes, it’s only been a handful of weeks. Nonny’s feelings haven’t changed.

      As to Nonny’s *exact* age, they don’t know. He’s hit a growth spurt and is well into his adolescence at this point. The consensus at Stately House is … fifteen. But they have no idea how Nonny will age. And that’s a matter of concern for those who care about him.


  2. Jacques will always be there for Nonny but he well knows that Nonny has a lot of maturing yet to go. School will broaden his horizons and his friendships. ❤️❤️

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  3. Pingback: LMM 459: Shoes Off – FORTHRIGHT

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