This is Part I of the heartbreaking Scene from DiA Part II is Cease to exist Part III is Longer than that and Part IV is Once more
The whole Scene:
Jamie let go of my hands, and stood before me, hands at his sides, stark in silhouette against the fading sky.“Claire,” he said quietly. “Tomorrow I will die. This child…is all that will be left of me—ever. I ask ye, Claire—I beg you—see it safe.”I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower’s stem.At last I bent my head to him, the wind grieving in my ears.“Yes,” I whispered. “Yes. I’ll go.”It was nearly dark. He came behind me and held me, leaning back against him as he looked over my shoulder, out over the valley. The lights of watchfires had begun to spring up, small glowing dots in the far distance. We were silent for a long time, as the evening deepened. It was very quiet on the hill; I could hear nothing but Jamie’s even breathing, each breath a precious sound.“I will find you,” he whispered in my ear. “I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you—then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest.”His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me.“Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.”
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Quote and Excerpt by Diana Gabaldon from “Dragonfly in Amber“
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Once again.…all my favorites! Bless you!
Hi Norma..thank you so much 🙂 LG Heike