LMM 537: Toe to Toe

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 true to himself.

Toe to Toe

“Am I keeping you from your work?” Jacques moved forward to accept the coffee and stayed toe-to-toe.

“Not today. It’s Saturday.”

“Is it?” He sipped and sighed. “An appointment, then? Or some… assignation?”

“Nothing that can’t wait.”

Jacques lightly tapped the knot of Harrison’s bowtie, not a clip-on. “You’re dressed to impress.”

“I need groceries.” He shrugged. “This is how I always dress.”

“Sit with me,” Jacques invited. “Tell me more about yourself, Mr. Peck.”

“Me?” Waving from chart to coffee to crayon masterpieces, Harrison said, “What you see is what you get.”

“Sit with me,” Jacques insisted. “I’m intrigued.”

Posted: November 21, 2022
Prompt: “tell me more,” suggested by DarumaSan
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 537: Toe to Toe

  1. Pingback: LMM 536: Make Yourself at Home – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Not going to lie, I have a hard time keeping track of all the characters, especially as supporting characters that play small parts in one story can become very relevant in other stories in either a small or large way, and that every character seems to be significant in some way at some point.

    Do you have a character directory somewhere on your website? I did find there’s a fandom wiki for your saga, but it’s limited. Not sure if you knew about it 😀 https://amaranthine-saga.fandom.com/wiki/Amaranthine_Saga_Wiki

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    • I have a glossary/handbook sort of thingie in the works, but I won’t publish it until after the Saga is complete. It’ll include a comprehensive cast list. (And enough short stories to make it worth adding to one’s shelf.)


  3. Pingback: LMM 538: Small World – FORTHRIGHT

  4. Nice that we get to know more about Harrison. I’m glad you are putting together a glossary for us. I can never keep track of all the players either but I’m always delighted to see them front and center again. Even “minor” characters are given your attention and they all play an important part. ❤️


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