LMM 460: Paraphrase

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 learned many basics of etiquette.


Cupping Sonnet’s face to encourage a better angle, Jacques pressed a careful kiss to the underside of Sonnet’s jaw. In wolvish—assuming he’d done it correctly—it was the sort of gesture shared by packmates on the cusp of a hunt.

A friendly gesture.

A kiss for courage.

Sonnet blinked against the extra shine in his eyes and exhaled shakily.

“We’re denmates belonging to Stately House.” Jacques promised, “We’ll be fine, you and I. How do you say it? Everything you need, I will be.”

A soft gasp.

A warming of cheeks.

Both of which inspired Jacques to improvise further.

Posted: August 2, 2022
Prompt: Improvisation, suggested by gg
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.


5 thoughts on “LMM 460: Paraphrase

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    • Oh, I suspect Jacques has picked up several basics of canine culture in general from Harmonious & Sons … and a bit of wolvish tradition from the Elderbough pack, who loiter on the grounds with some regularity.

      He needs resources for knowledge that’s lesser known.

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