Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with Lord John Grey curious about Mrs. Fleury, who keeps dropping her handkerchief. He wonders if she’s flirting, but he notices the tremble in her hands. She is sharp of mind, but her body is deteriorating. It doesn’t matter, though. It’s her mind that is important here.
She notices that Amaranthus isn’t pining for her potentially dead husband. John has simply noted that he is a prisoner of war, which should mean that his wife is worried. Instead, it’s clear that she and William are getting closer in a romantic sense.
John is annoyed at William but notes that the matters of the flesh aren’t easy to control. He’s reminded that more when Percy walks in. Percy is back to try once more to see if John can get Fergus to change him mind. John knows that isn’t possible.
Percy notes that William looks a lot like Jamie Fraser. It’s clear that he is willing to blackmail John, but what’s the point? Fergus will only change his mind if he wants to. John wants to get to the bottom of Percy’s plan, though, so he fetches Mrs. Fleury’s tea and makes a plan to get the information.
Meanwhile, Amaranthus is clearly flirting with William. She wants them to have a moment in the garden, despite William making it clear that he is heading out on a mission. He needs to find Dottie, and he will be gone for some time. He doesn’t know when he’ll be back. Amaranthus doesn’t seem to think that will be a problem and the two share a kiss.