LMM 551: Lend an Ear

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 good listener.

551
Lend an Ear

Harrison added oranges to the trolley. “I deal with lonely kids all the time.”

“You… think I’m lonely?”

“Oh, my goodness! I shouldn’t be making–”

Non. Don’t apologize.” And cautiously, “You’re not wrong.”

“My job. Listening might be the most important part. Kids always need someone to ask after their pets, remember their favorite color… and hear them out when no one else will listen.”

“My favorite color is green.”

“I’ll remember.” Harrison nodded at the touch of silk Jacques had added to his ensemble while dressing. “And I’ll listen. If you like.”

Jacques marveled at his good fortune.


Posted: December 22, 2022
Prompt: “a touch of silk,” suggested by SilverMt
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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5 thoughts on “LMM 551: Lend an Ear

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  3. Harrison is such a dear. And I’m really glad Jacques is making a friend he can share his worries with outside of the Stately House family.

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