LMM 475: Contextual Clues

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 rises to the challenge.

Contextual Clues

Jacques angled his chin just so.

Sonnet was staring, and not in a way that begged him to stop.

So he went one better, adding a hand gesture. Feline again, but Sonnet had enough contextual clues to catch his meaning.

“Is that…? Jacques!”


“Not in front of the baby!”

“Pish-tosh. Vanya will be glad to know he was born into a loving home.”

She gasped, then tittered, then finally relaxed into a sheepish smile. “Must you tease?”

“It’s only teasing until you slip out of your shoes.”

Her jaw dropped.

He chuckled.

Then Sonnet whispered, “Right, then. They’re off.”

Posted: August 29, 2022
Prompt: Titter, suggested by pnuma
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.


3 thoughts on “LMM 475: Contextual Clues

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