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    First of all- Please don't be put off by the large number of chapters that are accumulating. I drop tiny little chapters midweek, so that means the chapter count is higher than another fic of similar length.

    Claire Beauchamp is the newest faculty member at Leoch College in upstate New York (USA), following her dreams of a new career after her divorce. She meets Dr. James Fraser, director of Student Academic Support Services, and they spend the 2020-2021 school year navigating the various twists and turns of their own new relationship as the year unfolds.

    This fic will follow a typical American academic year in real time, but the best part is that there is no Covid-19 in this universe- only typical college shenanigans, with just enough angst and drama to add some spice to the story. We have enough stress in our lives right now. This fic will help you escape it all. Leoch College is in the Eastern US time zone and updates will follow that time zone.

    Follow me on Twitter! I'm Newbie Becca @Avg_OL_fangirl I post mood-boards for each chapter there.

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    “Lallybroch may no longer be yer husband’s land in name, but ye’ll always have a place here, Claire. Ye’ll always belong wi’ us.”

    Claire smiled at her tearfully. “Thank you, Jenny.”

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    Right before Culloden, Jamie makes Claire promise she will be a mother to Fergus. With the deed of sasine in hand and that promise in her heart, Claire heads back to Lallybroch. There’s just one thing…she didn’t tell Jamie she was pregnant. Now, she is faced with the prospect of never getting to tell him, of having to raise their child without him. She is also faced with the dangerous reality of her high risk pregnancy. But Jamie made a promise: whatever happens, she’d never be alone again. And even without him, Claire can feel him keeping his promise through the love and comfort of his family, helping her bring their child into the world and raising her in his memory.

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    My take on “Jamie doesn’t send Claire back through the stones.” I wanted to somehow prove that even if Jamie had died at Culloden like he’d planned, Claire still would have been happier raising her child with Jamie’s family in the past than she ever would have been in the future with Frank.

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    07 Jul 2020

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    When Claire's entire village is burned to the ground and her family with it, she is forced to make a fresh start in the city with nothing to her name at Dreamland, a night club and brothel in the city. Jamie is a soldier, tired of the lifestyle of partying with his brothers in arms, tired of the war, missing his beloved Lallybroch. When he sees Claire dancing, both of their lives are changed forever.

    Based loosely on the Opera "Madama Butterfly"/ "Miss Saigon" the Musical.

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    06 Jul 2020

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    When her husband is offered a job in South Carolina, Claire Randall unwittingly leaves her successful medical career behind in London. What she thought would be a couple of months off to get things settled turns into nearly a year of floating around yacht parties and cocktail hours like an accessory on Frank's arm, hosting dinner parties she dreaded and being subtly spoken down to by the very man who's ring she wore. Just when the purposeless mundanity of her life as a bona fide Southern Socialite begins to truly sink in, two little girls move into the house next door, bringing sunshine back to her doorstep, and along with it their father.

    Inspired by Lovers In A Dangerous Time by The Barenaked Ladies, who I really do love, unironically.

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    15 May 2020

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    On her last summer holiday before beginning nursing school, Claire meets Jamie Fraser of Lallybroch, their lives intertwining while the rest of the world is on the cusp of war.

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    14 May 2020