Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with Jamie. He’s allowed John’s horse to leave so Jamie doesn’t head straight to Philadelphia for Claire. He does want the truth, though.
At the moment, Jamie is embarrassed. John’s words about thinking about Jamie while being with Claire stand out to him. They make Jamie think of the time with Black Jack Randall. There’s no way John would know what those words would mean. While he’s proud of himself for saying them, he wouldn’t be so proud if he knew of all the trauma Jamie had once faced.
Jamie does realize that he can’t be mad at Claire. He is jealous, though. He needs the full story, so it’s time to head back to Claire.
John, meanwhile, is with the rebels. This is when he finds out the letter he got from the soldier before Jamie turned up informed him of his commission becoming active again. This is perfect for the rebels, but not for John.
The rebels still aren’t sure what to do with them. There is a mention of “Paoli,” which refers to a battle where the British won. The British apparently executed everyone, and that should mean John is going to be executed and not held for ransom. How will he get out of this?
Throughout all this, John thinks of two things. The first is that he’s happy he told Jamie how he felt. The second is that William has been left alone with the truth. At least Claire is there, and I love that he is happy to have Claire around to be there for William. He trusts that Claire will look out for the boy.