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 self-proclaimed loner.
They gossiped about cat customs. Consorts were bold about things that made Sonnet blush, but his curiosity doubled. “They don’t mind? I would mind.”
“Naturellement. Because wolves. But if you need more in the way of closeness, cats make good companions. Deece, for instance.”
“Oh, I couldn’t!”
“He’s a denmate. And a tribute.”
Sonnet wilted. “Are you putting me off?”
“Lord, no. I’m reminding a lone wolf that he isn’t so alone. Let us care for you.”
His posture shifted. “If it’s you….”
“Feel free to presume at any time.”
Sonnet still hesitated. “Because you don’t mind.”
“Because I care.”
Posted: September 1, 2022
Prompt: “lone wolf,” suggested by Bess
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.