Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter itself starts with Bree learning from Lord John Grey that the fighting is over. He finds out about Roger, who he hears is alive and burying the dead. John notes that Roger will likely help with the wounded after that, and Bree knows that is likely.
She can now focus on her job that she is there for. It’s time to do the portrait of Angelina Brumby. In a break in the sitting, she does do a sketch of Jamie as she thinks about him. She also pulls out the sketch of Jane and thinks about the lighting that she would want to do on that one. She decides that an evening light will work since it was a customer who did this in the first place.
While the second sitting happens, an American soldier comes to the door with a letter. Bree immediately fears the worst about Roger, but it’s not about him. Another soldier has died and the Americans have asked for Bree to come sketch the man. The soldier is apologetic for the confusion. Poor Brianna!
Bree thinks about the logistics of everything when there’s a knock at the door. William is there, and he immediately realizes that Lord John Grey has orchestrated the entire thing. John Cinnamon is also there, but William and Bree are able to talk in private.
Bree explains that she did want to tell William that she was his sister when they met on the Quay. William is happy that he didn’t find out then because he isn’t sure how he would have reacted. We’ve seen how he reacted to learning the news initially, so it is probably a good thing.
When Bree asks if he knows now, William admits that he doesn’t. He makes some comments about Bree’s family, which angers her. She points out that this is his family too, and that makes William go a little silent. It’s the portrait of Jane that stops him in his tracks, though, as he wants to know where Bree got it.
It’s a moment for William to ask about Fanny’s wellbeing. However, Bree can’t stop to talk. She needs to get to the camp. That’s okay; William will go with her. It’s clear their conversation is not over.