Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter is a light one to start with. Bree and Amy are with their children in the woods. Everything seems great, until there’s a sudden weird sound from Amy. Bree turns to see that a bear has Amy, her head in the bear’s mouth.
Bree reacts on fear. She scrambles to the kids, getting everyone up a cliff. She wants to prevent the children from seeing the bear attack, but she can’t. Mandy’s screams make Bree push forward up the hill to get to them all, where she’s able to hold Aidan back from going after his mother.
Jemmy runs to Claire, who is teaching Fanny how to use a microscope, to tell Claire about the attack. He says that Amy is dead and that Bree is carrying her, but Jamie is the one who walks in with a still-alive Amy. Is there hope? No.
Roger and Bobby get there. Roger wants Aidan to get his brothers to give everyone a chance to say goodbye to Amy. While it is a horrific sight, they need this closure. Roger is there to help Amy die as peacefully (for her soul) has possible. He makes sure that she knows all her boys are surrounding her before he dies.
It’s a chapter that still brings me to tears. Just thinking about it in this write-up has had the same effect. It feels like a senseless death, but it’s one that reminds us of the dangers of the time.