LMM 601: Sort it 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 for the one who carries on.

Sort it Out

“I’ll just… see to it, shall I?” Abandoning the mail, Jacques hurried for the door.

The fox was in front of him in a wink, frowning. “Jackie…?”

“Please, don’t ask.”

“You cannot hide anything from me.”

“Then you don’t need to ask. You’ll sort it out.”

Argent let him go.

In the kitchen, Ginkgo helped him load trays.

Feeling the half-fox’s gaze, Jacques stiffly inquired, “Something to say?”

“Nah. Words never help.” And he just… gave his back a single pat.

Jacques’ lips trembled, but he firmed the line, stacked his share of the trays, and followed the half-fox upstairs.

Posted: May 21, 2023
Prompt: “hold the line,” suggested by twiddle
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 601: Sort it Out

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  3. Aw…that whole “stiff upper lip “ stuff just sucks sometimes. I don’t know what’s worse, no one knowing or everyone knowing.


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