LMM 597: The Thing Is…

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 for the expectant one.

The Thing Is…

He knew. Jacques had been through this so many times before. Usually, he saw it coming.

Sonnet tentatively asked, “May I confide in you?”

Somehow, Jacques summoned up a smile. “You may put your faith in both my insatiable curiosity and my discretion.”

“I heard from my daughter.”

“One of those lovely orphans you raised?”

“Hazel. She’s… in the family way. Again.”

“Lord, you’re a grandmother? You must be excited.”

Sonnet’s hold on him tightened. “The thing is… it wasn’t meant… mmm. They didn’t plan to have more than three children. Everyone’s in a to-do, and… Hazel wants her mother.”

Posted: May 17, 2023
Prompt: Insatiable, suggested by padge_15
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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