No Place Like Home Ep 174

The Fiery Cross

Week 10

Chapters 17 & 18


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  • 17 – Watchfire
  • 18 – No Place Like Home

Summary:  The Gathering and the longest day draws to a close. Jamie ponders the act of surrender. There is a call to duty. The caravan heads to Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie happens upon a spirit-filled place. A gift for Claire is picked up amongst the trees. There is fear for what might be found at the Ridge. Homecoming is sweet and noisy. A wee posy for Claire. For what is a sponge?  Roger gives Brianna something practical and special. It’s not a dream.

Setting: The settlement of Fraser’s Ridge, NC

Active Characters:

  • Jamie
  • Claire
  • Roger
  • Brianna

By Nicolas Suzor from Brisbane, Australia – Kittens!Uploaded by Kaldari, CC BY-SA 2.0,

What’s Happening:

  • The Gathering is winding down and Jamie takes notice.
  • To surrender and not lose oneself.
  • Jamie’s call to duty.
  • Jamie has a spiritual encounter.
  • A feisty wee kitten is found.
  • Jamie’s reticence at returning home.
  • The relief of homecoming and Mrs. Bug.
  • A wee posy for Claire in light of the lost gift.
  • The parallels of sponges.
  • Plump like a hen.
  • Roger’s posy to Brianna more practicality than romance.
  • A dream and a gift discovered.

By Famartin – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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