LMM 580: The Truth Will Out

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 self-proclaimed cad.

The Truth Will Out

“Why?” Jacques frowned. “How can you tell?”

“Little whispers. Distant songs.”

“And… who sings to you?”

Inti drew back, shrewdly searching Jacques’ face. In the faint light of the softly twinkling ceiling, he glared warnings. “Do not laugh.”

“Lord, you know I won’t. You’re too much of a handful to take anything but seriously.”

Patting his cheek, Inti crooned, “Good, good, good man.”

“Good? Hardly.” Drumming his fingers lightly over Inti’s ribs, he warned, “Like the true cad I am, I’ll tickle the truth out of you.”

There was a smile in his small voice. “Stars. Inti sometimes hears stars.”

Posted: March 21, 2023
Prompt: Shrewd, suggested by El
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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