Just the Outlander chapter
The story starts with us finding out that William has managed to get away from captivity. Denny helped, as planned, and made sure that William had food for the journey. On the way, William has to fight the urge to stop at Mount Josiah.
He needs to keep going to Savannah, although he does stop in new Bern overnight. He needs to tell everyone about Ben, but who does he tell first? He can’t bear to tell Hal, so he thinks about John. However, he decides that he should tell Amaranthus first. He is angry at what Amaranthus did. She led him on knowing that Ben was still alive, and now he feels like a fool. There is a moment where he wipes at where her kiss was placed, making it clear that he wants to remove his feelings for her.
I don’t blame William for this. Amaranthus is clearly up to something, and he has every right to be angry at her deceit.
Dottie and Denny wouldn’t come with him. William did get a letter from Dottie, though. Hopefully, that will be enough for Hal. Of course, we know Hal and what he wanted to see happen. This is all getting complicated with Ben’s deception, too.
William also thinks about something else on his mind. The title of Earl of Ellesmere. He needs to figure out a way to give that up. It’s not his to hold anymore.
The chapter ends with William heading off to find something to eat. These storylines are clearly going to continue for a while.