LMM 548: At Ease

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 had a whirlwind couple of days.

548
At Ease

Alone again, Jacques faced Harrison. “What must you think of me?”

He candidly replied, “I’ve always thought you have a flirty sort of smile.”

Jacques relaxed. “What a lovely thing to say.”

Harrison simply smiled back, absolutely, positively at ease. Which only firmed Jacques’ opinion. Stately House needed people like this. Perhaps he did, too.

With a man like Harrison, he’d be on equal footing. He could almost picture it. A chest of drawers for bowties might just fit alongside the armoire where he kept his dressing gown collection.

Shared passions. Shared lifespan.

“Jacques?” Harrison offered his handkerchief. “What’s wrong?”


Posted: December 16, 2022
Prompt: “absolutely, positively,” suggested by Joanne
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.

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