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 articulate one.
“But I’m a complete stranger,” Harrison protested.
“I’m an excellent judge of character.” Jacques confided, “His lordship trusts me.”
“Well, yes. I know he does. I mean, you’ve moderated several televised press conferences for the Five.” Then, more softly, “Oh, my. I don’t know if I could leave.”
“You did say you were unattached.”
“To a single person, yes. But… I’m part of a community.” Leaning forward, Harrison grew suddenly formal. “Mr. Smythe?”
“Are you busy this evening?”
“What did you have in mind?”
Jacques wondered how the man could pack so much happiness into one word.
Posted: December 1, 2022
Prompt: “Are you busy tonight?” suggested by AskYourself
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.