Jealous men

Jamie in DoA

I had­na thought ever to be so jeal­ous of a dead man,” he whis­pered at last. “I should­na have thought it possible.”“Of a dead man?” My own voice rose slight­ly, with aston­ish­ment, as it final­ly dawned on me. “Of Frank?”He lay still, half on top of me. His hand touched the bones of my face, hesitant.“Who else? I have been worm-eat­en wi’ it, all these days of rid­ing. I see his face in my mind, wak­ing and sleep­ing. Ye did say he looked like Jack Ran­dall, no?”I gath­ered him tight against myself, press­ing his head down so that his ear was near my mouth. Thank God I hadn’t men­tioned the ring to him—but had my face, my trai­tor­ous, trans­par­ent face, some­how giv­en away that I thought of it?“How?” I whis­pered to him, squeez­ing hard. “How could you think of such a thing?”He broke loose, ris­ing on one elbow, his hair falling down over my face in a mass of flam­ing shad­ows, the fire­light spark­ing gold and crim­son through it.“How could I not?” he demand­ed. “Ye heard her, Claire; ye ken well what she said to me!”“Brianna?”“She said she would glad­ly see me in hell, and sell her own soul to have her father back—her real father.” He swal­lowed; I heard the sound of it, above the mur­mur of dis­tant voices.“I keep think­ing he would not have made such a mis­take. He would have trust­ed her; he would have known that she…I keep think­ing that Frank Ran­dall was a bet­ter man than I am. She thinks so.” His hand fal­tered, then set­tled on my shoul­der, squeez­ing tight. “I thought…perhaps ye felt the same, Sasse­nach.”

jealous men

 

From Franks Letter in DoA

Fraser—shall I curse him for steal­ing my wife, or bless him for giv­ing me my daugh­ter? Though like­ly this is just the prod­uct of jeal­ousy and imagination—I know what the bas­tard looks like, well enough; I see his face on my daugh­ter, day by day! I can almost feel him, some­times, look­ing over my shoul­der, stand­ing across the room. Hadn’t thought of this before—do you sup­pose I’ll meet him in the sweet by-and-by, if there is one? Should we meet as friends, I won­der, with the sins of the flesh behind us? Or end for­ev­er locked in some Celtic hell, with our hands wrapped round each other’s throat?Whoever he was, when­ev­er he was, I want­ed noth­ing more in life than to see him—and to kill him.

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Excer­pts and Quo­te by Diana Gabal­don from “Drums of Autumn“
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4 Comments

  1. Maryanne Baer
    July 20
    Reply

    beau­ti­ful and so well done. Thank you for the won­der­ful and poignant Jamie and Frank moments. I real­ly miss Out­lander but with these kind of reminders why Jamie is “King of Men” and the undy­ing love Jamie holds for Claire, is the rea­son it will always bring me back to read­ing my Out­lander series again and again. I find all oth­er books rather bor­ing ?so I have start­ed read­ing Voy­ager for the fifth time.

    Thanks for the Jamie moment. Sam Heughan Is Jamie Fras­er and he fits the role very well. When I read my Out­lander series, I see Sam Heughan in my minds eye.??.

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      July 20
      Reply

      Hi Maryanne Baer,
      thanks for your Vis­it and this nice com­ment. Same here with oth­er books 🙂 LG Heike Gin­ger

  2. Diane Riddell
    July 23
    Reply

    very well writ­ten, I felt so sad and sor­ry for both Jamie and Frank, Thank you so much

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      July 24
      Reply

      Hi Diane,

      thanks for your vis­it and your com­ment. Yes both love Bree and Claire very much, feel soory for Frank but he was just not Claires Soulmate..LG Heike Gin­ger

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