Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with Jamie crashing through the door. He is bleeding, but he doesn’t need help. Cunningham does.
Cunningham is being carried in on a makeshift stretcher. Claire sends Jamie into the kitchen with Fanny so she can see to Jamie’s wounds. Claire immediately gets to work on Cunningham. He’s been shot in many places, one of those in the back. It’s his lower back, and Claire can see that the muscles are twitching.
Elspeth is there, watching in horror. She asks her son to move his feet, and he says he is. However, his feet aren’t moving. Claire can see that the bullets have lodged in between the vertebrae. There’s a chance that Cunningham may never walk again, but she will be able to save him.
In fact, she makes that guarantee to Elspeth, who finds out that the other injured men have gone to her house. She should be with Cunningham’s men, but she wants to stay with her son. Claire reassures Elspeth that Cunningham will live but may not walk. Elspeth can stay to see the bullet being removed from his spine to see that he lives.
It’s such a major moment when it comes to war. These two are on separate sides, but Claire makes sure that she is there to help the wounded. She doesn’t care which side Cunningham is on, and she will do what she can to save him.
Meanwhile, Fanny is the one looking after Jamie. Claire knows that Cunningham requires her need and trusts Fanny to care for Jamie. I adore this trust she has of the girl.