Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with bringing an end to the Emily-Ian-Rachel storyline for now. Rachel can’t stay in the house with Emily. She takes Oggy—who now has the name Hunter James and the Mohawk for “Little Wolf”—away. It’s clear that she and Ian almost forgot the arrival of Silvia.
That is about as tense as you would think. The girls haven’t seen their father in so long and believed him to be dead or captured. They have mixed feelings seeing him again, and naturally, Silvia is full of emotion seeing her husband again and seeing him with their daughters.
Young Ian ends up taking Silvia to the tree that Jenny and the Sachem used for target practice earlier. He shares some of the Gaelic swear words in case she would find them more useful to say. After all, she doesn’t want to swear in English.
There continues to be an argument between Silvia and Gabriel, though. They both have numerous points about how they feel, but Silvia can’t help but bring up just how hypocritical Gabriel is being. There’s a double standard for men, especially when it comes to taking other wives.
Gabriel makes it clear that he wants his daughters to remain with him, but Silvia refuses to let that happen. Silvia does make it clear that the daughters will need to know about Gabriel’s other wife and children, something that it seems he wanted to hide at first. Gabriel says that he will accept Silvia as his second wife, but there is no way that she will consider marrying him again.
It is ridiculous of Gabriel to think that Silvia could be his second wife. Did he really completely move on from her throughout his time as a prisoner and then a slave? This really doesn’t add up. It’s like he didn’t care about her in the first place. Also, I love how he accepts that polyamory is part of the Mohawk way of life but not that the woman having the say over the children is.