LMM 593: Cleanshaven

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 with a routine.


“Facial.” Jacques waved at himself. “I skimped while we were away. I was about to peel. Coming?”

Kyrie asked, “May I help?”

“By all means.” And he directed the boy through the final four stages. “It’s never too early to take care of one’s skin. Or scales.”

“So smooth!” He patted Jacques’ cleanshaven cheek.

“Mm-hmm. So is that why you dropped by? To trade facials?”

Kyrie gasped, then went all tongue-tied.

“Were you meant to be delivering a message or something?” Jacques guessed.

“No, but… I think you are wanted.”

“By whom?”

The boy sheepishly pointed toward Jacques’ balcony. “Sonnet.”

Posted: May 13, 2023
Prompt: Tongue-tied, suggested by CrisReads
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.


5 thoughts on “LMM 593: Cleanshaven

  1. Woohoo! More Jacques all the time! 😋 btw! For proofing purposes, I think there’s a missing “to” in the first paragraph? Not sure if you welcome the FYIs so feel free to tell me to hush! ☺️

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  2. Pingback: LMM 594: Dampening Effect – FORTHRIGHT

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