Jamie Fraser to Claire Fraser : claire
Claire Fraser : Yes
Jamie Fraser : im at work claire
Claire Fraser : yes
Jamie Fraser : in a meeting
Claire Fraser : yes
Jamie Fraser : dougals going 2 off me if i laugh out loud again
Claire Fraser : Yes.
Jamie Fraser : why did u just send me a google stock photo of bagpipes
Claire Fraser : They don’t have bagpipe emojis.
Claire Fraser to Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : I’m going to kill something Murtagh
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Bed rest no sitting well with you then.
Claire Fraser : First degree murder. I’m going to break my oath. I’ve decided.
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : God didn’t make me for this kind of melodrama. Also, I \ m not good at text. If ye need text yeve the lad.
Claire Fraser : He’s at work
Claire Fraser : Dougal might fire him
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Dougal says that every week. Bed rest is important Claire. It’s only for the week. For you and the Bairn’s good.
Claire Fraser : I know
Claire Fraser : I may castrate your godson though
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : That’s reasonable. Next tim,e please telephone if you must inform me of such an urge.
Claire Fraser : texting wouldn’t be as bad if you got rid of the Nokia
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : No.
Willie MacKenzie to the lads ft. worlds most terrifying pregnant englishwoman : did the nandos down the block get closed down?
Angus Mohr : its under construction
Rupert MacKenzie : no its not it got closed down
Angus Mohr : in correct.
Jamie Fraser : they were breaking healthcare regulations according 2 claire
Willie MacKenzie : noo!!!!
Jamie Fraser : i know, we all mourned
Angus Mohr : we did no all mourn as we are some of us in denial
Claire Fraser : I thought you arses were in a meeting
Jamie Fraser : aye
Rupert MacKenzie : questionable.
Rupert MacKenzie : angus and willie can tit off but if dougal catches jamie looking at his phone again he might blow a top
Angus Mohr : we’re meeting about ‘elevator maximum capacity’
Angus Mohr : why does that require a meeting
Willie MacKenzie : safety protocols?
Rupert MacKenzie : jamie lad … you couldnt have held the phone farther under the desk
Angus Mohr : ur husbands getting fired claire. Im here if u need a provider
Jamie Fraser : she has a medical degree u arse
Rupert MacKenzie : how is he still on the phone
Claire Fraser : fuck you all
Claire Fraser : now I’m craving Nandos
Rupert Mackenzie changed the chat name from the lads ft. worlds most terrifying pregnant englishwoman to worlds most terrifying pregnant englishwoman ft. the lads
Jenny Murray to Claire Fraser : bringing baby clothes over now. Are ye doing alright claire?
Claire Fraser : I’m fantasizing about running a twelver around the block
Jenny Murray : shite. That bad then
Claire Fraser : And I may cry all over the baby clothes
Jenny Murray : 1 week puithair. And then only 3 months to go.
Claire Fraser : you’re not the one who is banned from walking down the stairs to the kitchen
Jenny Murray : you live in a flat claire. You don’t have stairs
Claire Fraser : It’s the principle of the thing.
Jenny Murray : have jamie give you a foot massage
Jenny Murray : it’ll help with your newfound dreams of becoming a marathon runner
Claire Fraser : To think you’ve done this three times already
Jenny Murray : don’t remind me
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser and Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : do We have orange juice left
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : ?
Jamie Fraser : i am literally in the next room over
Claire Fraser : I’m not talking to you right now.
Jamie Fraser : u texted a group chat w me in it and murtagh wouldnt know if we have orange juice or not?
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : I will not be part of this.
Jamie Fraser : is this because i told fergus about the pee
Jamie Fraser : he needs to know! one day hell have a wife
Claire Fraser : he’s TEN
Jamie Fraser : excellent time to start learning
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Either use private messaging feature or answer damn orange juice question so I may go back to my evening in peace.
Jamie Fraser : think were all out of orange juice
Claire Fraser : okay
Jamie Fraser : sassenach … i can hear you crying from the living room
Jamie Fraser : i ken its not about the orange juice or the pee. can i come into the kitchen?
Claire Fraser : I wish Dr. Hildegard never saw the blood
Jamie Fraser : no you dont
Claire Fraser : No I don’t.
Claire Fraser : You can come into the kitchen
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser to Jamie Fraser : Phonecall won’t come through so I must use text. I ken it’s hard for the lass. She’s so used to running about all the time.
Jamie Fraser : aye
Jamie Fraser : a ghoistidh … im trying not to be scared
Jamie Fraser : dont think im doing a very good job
Muratgh Fitzgibbons Fraser : That’s shite and you know it. You’re doing fine lad
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Call if you need anything. Both of you.
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : with a TELEPHONE. No more of this key board business.
Jamie Fraser : <3 <3
Geillis Duncan to Claire Fraser : marys had 2 meltdowns in 3 days
Geillis Duncan : she thinks ur going to die
Claire Fraser : Still dont see how the poor thing completed a whole nursing degree with her mental health in tact
Geillis Duncan : pure dumb luck?
Claire Fraser : I’m not going to die
Geillis Duncan : if ye do, can i have your locker? mine always smells like wet dog for some reason. also mrs. hannigan from bed 46 was asking after u the other day
Claire Fraser : Tell Mrs. Hannigan I’m not going to die and you’re not getting my locker
Geillis Duncan : some friend you are
Jamie Fraser to Claire Fraser : claire i know ur bored but u are literally killing me here im trying to focus on a clients moulding bannisters have u no consideration for ur husbands mental and spiritual health
Claire Fraser : Thinking about his bodily health actually
Jamie Fraser : mary michael and bride
Angus Mohr to if we’d been alive during that one independence war scotland would be a free state : whyd geordie from HR send out a mass email about inappropriate content via work email?
Willie MacKenzie: angus, i feel like of all of us you’d be most likely to know the answer to that question
Angus Mohr : true
Angus Mohr : but genuinely this time i didnt do anything
Willie MacKenzie : maybe its like that time dougals mistress sent him nudes in the middle of the financial progress meeting
Angus Mohr : oh aye
Jamie Fraser : the new group chat name is too long
Rupert MacKenzie : your attempts to totally change direction of the conversation without prompting arent suspicious at all, jammf
Claire Fraser : I agree with Rupert
Jamie Fraser : the minute you’re no longer 6 months pregnant & on medical bedrest sassenach im going to kill you
Angus Mohr : … i feel like we’re missing something here
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser to Claire Fraser and Jamie Fraser : I ken it’s late which is why I am not calling. At your flat outside the door. Jenny sent me with casserole. Why won’t the door open?
Claire Fraser : The great scholar in our midst decided he wanted to reorganize our bookshelves
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : … At eleven at night?
Claire Fraser : he said
Claire Fraser : And I quote,
Claire Fraser : “tis high time, mo nighean donn. the bairn will need a good library”
Jamie Fraser : i wouldnt have to be doing this if u hadnt spent the whole afternoon taking them out and flipping through them and just LEAVING them there
Claire Fraser : I was bored! I’m on bedrest! YOU try being on bedrest!!!
Jamie Fraser : there arent even that many books.
Claire Fraser : False
[1 missed call from Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser]
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Am I correct in assuming there is a bookshelf in front of the door.
Claire Fraser : You are indeed
Jamie Fraser : temporary!!!! i thought since we’re both home we could decide on a way to organize together
Claire Fraser : You say that like ninety percent of these aren’t yours
Jamie Fraser : thats not true
Jamie Fraser : mostly
Claire Fraser : Popular Tales of the West Highlands
Claire Fraser : The Iliad
Jamie Fraser : claire
Claire Fraser : Gullivers travels
Jamie Fraser : claire
Claire Fraser : A complete annotated history of Middle Earth
Jamie Fraser : u can stop picking books up off the coffee table & pointedly reading the titles out loud claire
Claire Fraser : 5 copies of James Joyce?????
Claire Fraser : Murtagh can give us the casserole through the window if he likes
Claire Fraser : Spiderman style
Jamie Fraser : again, IM not the one who turned the living room into disorganized piles of her husbands favourite books
Claire Fraser : That was within my rights as your wife
Jamie Fraser : thats true
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Jamie, move the damned bookshelf or you’ll no be getting any casserole.
Jamie Fraser : … aye
Claire Fraser : I left the erotic poetry one under the water pitcher
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : I’m deleting you both from my contacts.
Jenny Murray to Claire Fraser : Status update?
Claire Fraser : I watched Wuthering Heights three times today
Claire Fraser : I don’t even like Wuthering Heights
Jenny Murray : Christ, Claire
Claire Fraser : yee haw, as the Americans say
Claire Fraser to Geillis Duncan : hows A&E
Geillis Duncan : still on its feet. hasn’t collapsed or been cursed or set on fire
Geillis Duncan : ive made some efforts but it just wasnt meant to be
Geillis Duncan : how much longer have u got?
Claire Fraser : Dr. Hildegard said 4 days
Geillis Duncan : claire!! Thats grand!! Are ye coming back to work?
Claire Fraser : I’m not sure
Claire Fraser : it’s annoying when my doctor is also my boss.
Claire Fraser : And I’m also a doctor
Geillis Duncan : aye
Geillis Duncan : u ken its not the same without you claire
Geillis Duncan : but you have to take care of yourself. and the bairn
Claire Fraser : I know
Angus Mohr to we think angus may have caught a venereal disease : has anyone dvrd the football match from last weekend?
Angus Mohr : also which of u shites changed the group chat name
Willie MacKenzie : boo tottenham
Rupert MacKenzie : you boo tottenham
Angus Mohr : bastards. focus up here
Rupert MacKenzie : your dignity isnt more important than football
Rupert MacKenzie : also it was claire
Willie MacKenzie : definitely claire
Jamie Fraser : claire
Claire Fraser : I plead the fifth
Angus Mohr : … u know what i cant even be mad
Angus Mohr : hang in there lass
Ian Murray to Claire Fraser : hullo claire. Jen said to ask you if you got the package she sent in the mail. She was going to drive into town but this weeks been mad with the kids.
Claire Fraser : Hi Ian. I did, I got it. Please give her my love and thanks. The soaps have been really nice
Ian Murry : aye, she was wondering if you’d mind the smells. But I’m glad they helped. How are you holding up, lass?
Claire Fraser : I … don’t know
Claire Fraser : I’m not allowed to get out of bed unless someone carries me
Ian Murray : aye
Claire Fraser : I don’t know whats wrong with me or if I should be more worried or less worried
Claire Fraser : I’m supposed to be the doctor.
Ian Murray : it’s not your fault claire.
Claire Fraser : I miss the kids
Ian Murray : aye, they miss u as well. U can all come for a visit, once you’re allowed. Jenny’ll make me clean up the guest room, it’ll be grand
Claire Fraser : Thank you Ian. That sounds lovely
Jamie Fraser to Geillis Duncan : claire says to say thank u for the get well soon card u all made
Jamie Fraser : she’d text u urself but shes spent the last hour crying over it in the bathroom
Geillis Duncan : major success then
Jamie Fraser : oh aye
Geillis Duncan : u alright, laddie?
Jamie Fraser : ill bide
Geillis Duncan : thats not what i meant.
Jamie Fraser : i know
Geillis Duncan : the card was all mary’s idea
Jamie Fraser : lying doesnt suit u duncan. you’ll have to live w the fact that claire might call u in tears at some point tonight
Geillis Duncan : it was the note from dr hildegard that did it, no?
Jamie Fraser : one hundred percent. the ‘ma chere’ always gets her
Geillis Duncan : legendary classic, that one
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : Can you pick up orange juice on the way home
Jamie Fraser : yes maam
Jamie Fraser : store brand or the other stuff?
Claire Fraser : Lets get crazy with it
Jamie Fraser : tropicana it is
Claire Fraser : Also I’ve decided that when this is over I may have to personally perform a vasectomy on you
Jamie Fraser : … contraception?
Claire Fraser : Nope, sorry. That’s not going to cut it
Jamie Fraser : that sounds fair tbh
Claire Fraser : How could I not love a man who says such things
Jamie Fraser : very idiosyncratic that u just told me ur going to cut my bits off and a minute later u call me doing That Thing w ur voice
Jamie Fraser : vixen
Claire Fraser : I can’t believe you just took the time to spell out idiosyncratic in full over text
Jamie Fraser : had to focus on something. im in the tube!!!
Claire Fraser : I’m not going to cut your bits off
Jamie Fraser : well thank christ for that
Jamie Fraser to Claire Fraser : I love you too, claire. more than life
Claire Fraser changed the group chat name to claire’s going to commit a first degree murder.
Rupert MacKenzie : well that’s not concerning at all
Jamie Fraser : she saw a stray cat dancing on the fire escape and saw red
Willie MacKenzie : not sure if anyone should be dancing on fire escapes even when theyre in good health
Jamie Fraser : an excellent point
Angus Mohr : if shes pregnant wouldnt a fire escape be risky for overbalancing
Claire Fraser : Not in the fucking mood, lads
Rupert MacKenzie : understandable, have a nice day
[unknown number] to Claire Fraser : Bonjour Claire, it’s Louise from down the hall. Suzette gave me your number. My girlfriend and I heard about your situation. My younger sister went through a difficult pregnancy two years ago and I know it can be upsetting. We are leaving you some fresh baked bread at your door. Hope you are feeling better soon!
[unknown number] : I promise it is not poisoned or anything
[unknown number] : Annalise makes very good bread. Cure to all ills.
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : I’m leaving you to go live with these women and their bread
Jamie Fraser : that good??? christ. I might leave with you
Claire Fraser : I’m not allowed to move yet so you’ll have to carry me there
Jamie Fraser : u know id do anything for you claire
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : I know. I think I don’t deserve you.
Jamie Fraser : utter shite, definitely the other way round
Claire Fraser : You’re going to make me cry
Jamie Fraser : aye, im used to it at this point. we’ll be alright, mo graidh
Jenny Murray to Jamie Fraser : how is she?
Jamie Fraser : not bad. bleeding stopped a few days ago so mostly she says this is just being careful. only two days left if all goes well
Jamie Fraser : she fell asleep on the couch w fergus watching animal planet earlier
Jenny Murray : so good then
Jamie Fraser : i suppose
Jenny Murray : she’s a braw one. more stubborn than any fraser, if that’s even possible. She’ll be just fine, a balaich
Jamie Fraser : aye. w the both of us the bairn’s head will end up harder than stone
Jenny Murry : family right of passage
Jenny Murray : And how are you?
Jamie Fraser : jenny
Jenny Murray : don’t Jenny me
Jamie Fraser : dont be an arse
Jenny Murray : YOU don’t be an arse
Jamie Fraser to Jenny Murray : i think my hearts going to burst w the fear and love and joy and terror of it all
Jenny Murray : Well, that’s not because of the bed rest. You’d be feeling like that anyway.
Jamie Fraser : arse
Claire Fraser to Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : ONEEEE MORRREEEE DAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : You’ve sent me ten boxes with question marks in them Claire.
Claire Fraser : I’m personally buying you a smartphone after I birth this infant so that you can experience emojis.
Claire Fraser : Fergus agrees with me he’s on the couch
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Fergus is a wee shite.
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : I am happy for you lass. Pray that you stay well.
Jamie Fraser to Claire Fraser : sassenach suzette asked me to grab fergus from school for her on the way home so ill be a bit longer than usual
Claire Fraser : Sounds grand
Jamie Fraser : you’ll call if u need anything?
Claire Fraser : I’ll be fine
Jamie Fraser : claire
Claire Fraser : Fine yes I will CALL
Jamie Fraser : xo
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : Okay so
Claire Fraser : Don’t think this is cause for alarm
Claire Fraser : But if you can get home sooner rather than later that would be nice
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : Jamie I know you said you’d be late but 2 hours is pushing it
[2 missed calls from Claire Fraser]
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : Jamie
Claire Fraser: Jamie I lied
Claire Fraser: I lied there is definitely cause for alarm please come home
Claire Fraser : Jamie if your phone is dead I will personally kill you and then divorce your corpse and then kill the corpse I divorced
Claire Fraser : You need to be home right now why aren’t you home
[5 missed calls from Claire Fraser]
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : JAMIE
Claire Fraser : PICK UP THE FUCKING PHONE
[1 missed call from Claire Fraser]
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : Jamie something is seriously wrong
Claire Fraser : Please be okay
Claire Fraser : Where are you I need you we need you
Claire Fraser : [message not sent] I’m sca
[2 missed calls from Jamie Fraser]
[1 missed call from Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser]
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser to Suzette Germain : You need food.
Suzette Germain : im fine
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : I ken the accident wasn’t bad but you have to eat something. The other bastard nearly dislocated your shoulder and your phone was near cracked in half. You’re running on that energy stuff Claire talks about.
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Adrenaline.
Suzette Germain : im fine
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Sitting there like a fool in the waiting room won’t help Claire a balaich.
Suzette Germain : feck off murtagh
Angus Mohr created a group named Bono wants what we have
Rupert MacKenzie : really? that’s the chat name?
Angus Mohr renamed the group chat the lass isn’t in this group but she’s going to be absolutely fine so it’s only temporary
Rupert MacKenzie renamed the group chat that’s a daft name for a chat
Angus Mohr renamed the group chat it’s not a daft name for a chat as she’ll be absolutely fine
Angus Mohr renamed the group chat and the bairn too
Rupert MacKenzie : fine feckin name for a chat
Angus Mohr : up yours mackenzie
Rupert MacKenzie : jamie lad
Rupert MacKenzie : we heard what happened
Rupert MacKenzie : you’ll tell us if you need anything at all
Rupert MacKenzie : aye?
Willie MacKenzie : i miss claire
Jenny Murray to Jamie Fraser : I see you have a phone again
Jamie Fraser : the lads fetched me the one i use for work
Jenny Murray : How’s your shoulder
Jamie Fraser : fine. mild bruising. they checked fergus out for a concussion but he’s alright
Jenny Murray : Good.
Jamie Fraser : they won’t let me in the room to see her. still critical
Jenny Murray : any news?
Jamie Fraser : no. dr. hildegard said to have faith in her. and the bairn. i feel so useless jenny
Jenny Murray : I’m coming by the caf right now, almost at the ward.
Jamie Fraser : you’re here???
Jenny Murray : Of course I’m here, Jamie
Jenny Murray : Ian’s with the weans. They’ll visit when it’s all settled down
Jamie Fraser : aye
Jenny Murray : Oh, I can see you through the glass
Jenny Murray : There are three doors to get through for some reason. But I see Murtagh’s come by with the family tartan. Glad you won’t be freezing to death in this waiting room.
Jenny Murray : Oh, Jamie
Jenny Murray : It’s alright to cry. I’ll be right there.
[missed call from Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser]
[missed call from Ian Murray]
[missed call from Geillis Duncan]
Jamie Fraser to Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : i’m sorry i told you to feck off
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Think nothing of it.
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : News?
Jamie Fraser : weve a lass.
Jamie Fraser : theyre alright
Jamie Fraser : christ, murtagh
Jamie Fraser : theyre alive. they made it
Geillis Duncan to Claire Fraser : pulled some strings so u can get prime access to the premie wards amenities
Claire Fraser : What does that even mean
Geillis Duncan : oooh theyve given u your phone back then
Claire Fraser : I yelled at them until they did. Hard to type though
Geillis Duncan : you’ll be fine in a week or so. if you’re not i’ll kill you myself
Geillis Duncan : and ur babe will be left with jamie, and god knows he wouldnt last a week without u
Claire Fraser : Feel like its in bad taste for you to be joking about this so soon
Geillis Duncan : oh, definitely
Claire Fraser : Thank you, Geillis. Truly
Claire Fraser to Geillis Duncan: God
Claire Fraser : We hadn’t even talked about names yet
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : I’m sorry I said I would murder you and then divorce your corpse
Claire Fraser : I didn’t mean it
Jamie Fraser : its alright
Claire Fraser : I meant it a little bit.
Jamie Fraser : im sorry i wasnt there, claire. can you forgive me?
Claire Fraser : That’s not fair, you’re Real Sorry and I was just joking
Claire Fraser : Jamie I can see you through the window to the ward I know that look on your face
Claire Fraser : It wasn’t your fault
Claire Fraser : Get in here Fraser. We’ll blubber it out together
Jamie Fraser : elegant choice of words
Claire Fraser : If nothing else my arm’s going numb we have to tag team whose pinky she’s holding
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser to Claire Fraser : You're alright, lass?
Claire Fraser : We're alright. Jamie's had three crises over his need to stay by my side and his inability to not be by the baby lest either of us disappear into thin air. But we're managing
Claire Fraser : Fergus volunteered to stay with me as protector, to problem solve. He's asleep at the foot of my bed right now
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Suppose he is not a wee shite after all.
Claire Fraser : You'll have to help me convince him to leave. He's missing school!!!
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Some things are more important than school.
Claire Fraser : You're a terrible influence
Claire Fraser : She's so tiny Murtagh. She's so tiny and beautiful and neither of us can stop crying and it's breaking my heart but in a good way
Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser : Och.
Claire Fraser : I suppose no emoji could really ever capture the true emotion of 'och'
Jamie Fraser to Claire Fraser : hows the wee mite
Claire Fraser :In absolutely top form today
Claire Fraser : She keeps reaching for my breast even though she’s too small for that still
Jamie Fraser : a woman of excellent taste
Claire Fraser : I’m going to give you two minute updates until you get back with my real clothes
Jamie Fraser : thank u
Jamie Fraser : i … dont know if i could handle leaving the hospital otherwise
Claire Fraser : I know
Willie MacKenzie to Claire gave birth to a whole live actual baby : do u think the bairn will be a tottenham fan
Rupert MacKenzie : excellent question
Angus Mohr : i believe it will
Willie MacKenzie : sacrilege
Willie MacKenzie : and its a she now
Angus Mohr : does this mean claires alright enough for us to make jokes then
Rupert MacKenzie : your whole person is a joke, angus
Jamie Fraser : ur all shites
Jamie Fraser : and no. manchester all the way
Angus Mohr : fergusons a HACK
Claire Fraser : Bold of any of you to assume my daughter will be a sports fan
Jamie Fraser renamed the group chat my marriage is built on lies
Rupert MacKenzie renamed the group chat Jamies marriage is built on lies ft. Claire gave birth to a whole live actual baby
Angus Mohr : who will be a tottenham fan
Willie MacKenzie : shes negative 3 months old, angus
Claire Fraser to Jamie Fraser : Jamie?
Claire Fraser : I know you’re just down in the cafeteria but
Claire Fraser : I didn’t want to wait
Claire Fraser : I was thinking about names
Jamie Fraser : aye?
Claire Fraser : Remember what Dr Hildegard said? About having faith in each other
Jamie Fraser : yes
Claire Fraser : Faith
Claire Fraser : What do you think?
Jamie Fraser renamed the group chat Faith Elizabeth Beauchamp Fraser, World’s Best Baby
Rupert MacKenzie : u made angus cry
Angus Mohr : slander
Rupert MacKenzie : u made both of us cry, you arse
Claire Fraser : it’s alright, we made Murtagh cry too
[incoming phonecall from Jamie Fraser to Claire Fraser]
“I just popped into the bedroom to put down my purse, I’ll be right --”
“No, she -- she smiled at me, Sassenach, just as we were comin’ in through the door.”
“Just now! Och, Claire, she’s sae bonny.”
“The fact that you have been gifted first smile out of pure coincidence is injustice of the highest degree --”
“Just get back out here, ye numpty --”
“I’m taking you both to court. Did you hear that Faith? Your Da’s a braggart. No forgiveness.”
“I’ll make sure her first word’ll be Mam.”