LMM 560: Penny Drop

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 cheeky one.

560
Penny Drop

“What do Amaranthine of the turkey clans exchange during the Vernal Equinox?”

Jacques frowned.

Rook held up his hands. “I know plenty of pheasant lore, but none of my acquaintances are turkeys.”

“Pheasants?”

Rook grinned easily. “Longtime friends. Part of our enclave.”

Harrison announced more bingo, and Jacques and Rook agreed that the final round of trivia would be winner-takes-all.

And then the penny dropped. “Perchance, does your enclave include squirrels?”

“That’s right.”

“Do you know… Kip?”

“Cheeky brat. But a good friend to have.”

Of all the foxy…! Jacques was here on false pretenses. Argent had never needed help!


Posted: January 6, 2023
Prompt: “winner takes all,” 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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