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  1. Public Bookmark 50

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    Jamie and Claire have been married for twenty years. Divorced for ten. Now that the kids are grown and life has slowed down, will they realise what they once shared might still be there before it’s too late?

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    19 Jun 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 9

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    Claire sucks her lips in through her teeth. If she were a woman who could ever dither, she’d be doing that now. Then she says, "You don’t think I’m a Nazi spy, do you?”

    He can’t say he’s taken by surprise, but she’s certainly startled a laugh out of him. In the dull light of the flickering base lamps, she seems almost mutable. Not quite real, standing here in front of him; liable to slip away at any moment. The war itself feels that way, at times. Just slightly unreal. But Claire -- everything had been dull greys and browns, he thinks, until she came along.

    She and her bright, improper blouse, and her flashing eyes, and her wild, dark hair.

    “No,” he says, and her smile turns into a brilliant, luminous thing that nearly sends his knees weak, “but I ken yer no’ everythin’ ye say ye are, either.”

    Four things that never happened.

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    15 Jun 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 92

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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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    16 May 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 90

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    Jamie Fraser is running away from home after his mother's death when he meets a faerie on the moor. At least, he thinks she’s a faerie after watching her walk through stone and evaporate into thin air! This canon divergent AU fic explores what would have happened if Claire had been visiting Jamie through time since his childhood.

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    01 May 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 89

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    5 years after Culloden, Claire Fraser is finishing medical school and Jamie is living an isolated life in a cave on Fraser lands. Their grief over the loss of each other is an oppressive strain on their existence.

    One day, while studying on the steps near the Harvard Medical School courtyard, Claire drifts off to sleep to find herself standing in front of Jamie at Lallybroch.

    As the weeks go by, Claire and Jamie meet again and again in their dreams...could there possibly be something more to these unconscious dalliances?

    Are these timeless lovers fated to live and dream 200 years apart forever? Or will they find a way to make their dreams a reality?

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    29 Apr 2020

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