Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with some time of William and Amaranthus together. It’s clear that now the secret is out, Amaranthus has to act differently. People around her don’t know that Ben is a traitor, but some likely know that she is not a widow anymore.
William decides to take her to the beach for the day. They are able to be a little more carefree, and it’s where William decides to bring up the option for Amaranthus that Bree did. Why doesn’t Amaranthus divorce Ben? Amaranthus points out that she would have to explain why she was divorcing him, and that will bring shame to the Grey family.
When there’s a ship coming in, William finds out that Charles Town has fallen. The slaves helped a British victory, and they were promised freedom if they fought for the British.
It’s the end of the chapter that really pushes things forward. While celebrating the British win, Hal remarks that he was glad Ben wasn’t there. He would have had to shoot him just to avoid him being hanged. He wants people to think that he’s joking, but Hal does believe that the only thing he can give his son now is a dignified death.
This leads to Amaranthus leaving Savannah for Philadelphia. She leaves baby Trevor behind as well.
I’ll admit that I was surprised that Amaranthus left Trevor, saying that she trusts the Greys will care for him as he is the heir to Hal’s estate. However, I get a sense that this is manipulative. Now Hal can’t do anything against Ben when he has the heir. Denouncing Ben as a traitor would cause problems for Trevor.