LMM 485: Cutting Corners

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 marvelous one.

Cutting Corners

Sonnet came to kneel before him, concern clouding his face.

Jacques waved a hand. “You don’t need me, not really. You’ll be marvelous, no matter your choice.”

“But… I’m not looking for a bondmate.” Sonnet dropped to a whisper. “I thought it would be all right, since you aren’t either.”

Jacques kept a protest in check. Sonnet wasn’t entirely wrong. Neither was he entirely correct. But this wasn’t about what Jacques wanted.

“It will be all right,” he promised.

Sonnet touched his chest, his cheek. “Why are you stirred up?”

Jacques’ explanation cut a few corners. He just kissed him.

Posted: September 15, 2022
Prompt: Cloud, suggested by doubleuu
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.


6 thoughts on “LMM 485: Cutting Corners

  1. Pingback: LMM 484: Put Another Way – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Jacques Deserves the World Committee president speaking here, what one thinks they want doesn’t mean its what they need and what they think they need isn’t necessarily what they want.

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  3. Pingback: LMM 486: Extracurricular – FORTHRIGHT

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