LMM 600: Back to Work

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 who’s been sleeping.

Back to Work

Jacques needed a few days, and he spent them hiding in Cat and Canary’s room. They didn’t ask questions, only purred over him and filled in for him. But when Argent slept past his scheduled return, Jacques wrestled his butlerish armor into place and went back to work.

Meetings to attend.

Letters to answer.

Calls to make.

Disappointments to bury.

In some ways, it was a relief that nobody had known. Well, almost nobody. He’d nearly found the courage to text Harrison when Argent shuffled from the bedroom, barefoot and rumpled, stomach growling.

“Have Sonnet bring a tray? Several trays.”

Posted: May 20, 2023
Prompt: “butlerish armor,” suggested by Britt
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.


4 thoughts on “LMM 600: Back to Work

  1. Pingback: LMM 599: A Little While – FORTHRIGHT

  2. I didn’t get to say on the last chapter, but I am HEARTBROKEN for Jacques 😭😭 I’m gonna need the next Saga, STAT cause I need someone (Sonnet, if the fates are willing) to woo Jacques from Suuzu’s side 😭❤️

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