LMM 603: Taking a Call

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 shaken one.


Early in the spring of 11 N.S., a little more than a year before
Kyrie and Lilya will attend summer courses at Wardenclave,
which means Stately House is setting up for the fourth book
in the Amaranthine Saga, Mikoto and the Reaver Village.

Taking a Call

Michael was looking unusually discombobulated when Jacques opened to his knock and beckoned him through. He’d been mired in correspondence all morning, so Michael’s arrival was a welcome break from the tedium. Except for one tiny detail.

“Lord, you’re shaking.”

Argent strode forward. “What has happened?”

“I just took a call,” Michael said, holding up his phone. “From Timur.”

“Is he hurt?” Argent asked darkly.

“No, no! No, he’s fine. Well, not fine.”

Silver tails unfurled as Argent firmly guided Michael to the sofa, “Sit. Tell us. What has you addled?”

Michael’s gaze pleaded with Argent. “Timur…. He was crying.”

Posted: May 23, 2023
Prompt: Addled, suggested by GoldenMirth
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.


6 thoughts on “LMM 603: Taking a Call

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  2. Oh gosh, we’re just firmly mired in the heartbreak now aren’t we 😭😭 Poor Timur, you lovely soul, you deserve everything!!! And you have so many people who love you, especially your Papka!! ❤️

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