Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 105 breakdown

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I love this chapter for Buck’s growth. It starts with him admitting that he’s not a good man, and that’s not something Roger will debate. After all, this man turned Roger in and had him hanged without finding out who he really was.

Buck apologizes for what he did to Roger when they first met. He then goes into how he managed to win Morag. It turned out that she was interested in someone else, Donald McAllister. When Buck saw Donald cheating on Morag with someone else, Buck swooped in to tell Morag and “save the day.”

The two ended up married and Buck took Morag to North Carolina as a way to get away from Donald. Things haven’t worked out for them, and they ended up back on a boat to Scotland. This is how the family tree continues to grow in Scotland and not in the Colonies.

Buck offers to go back to the 1980s to get word to Bree. He’ll tell her what’s going on while Roger stays and searches for Jemmy more. However, Roger explains that he and Bree had plans for communication, and it does seem that he’s talking about the letter he’ll eventually leave at Lallybroch for Bree to get.

Buck makes it clear that he has nothing to go back for. Morag will presume that he’s dead after his trip through the stones, and so, she’ll either go to her father with the children or she’ll be able to be with Donald, who is still an eligible bachelor.

Roger suggests that they sleep on it and head to Lallybroch in he morning. They may be able to get to Leoch from there to see Dougal. Then, Buck can time travel if he wants to.