Domesticity, Building Bonds, and Duty Ep 177

The Fiery Cross

Installment 13

Chapters 23-25

Domesticity, Building Bonds, and Duty

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23 – The Bard

24 – Playing with Fire

25 – The Angeling of My Rest

Summary:  Roger returns with mission incomplete. The baby is cranky. Brianna is at her wit’s end. Roger gets beautified. He’ll sing to help Jamie prepare the guests. Roger gives an uncomfortable history lesson to Brianna. Roger sings to an appreciative crowd. Jamie calls the men to duty. Roger reflects. Jamie and Claire find respite in their room. Jamie writes a letter.

Setting: The settlement of Fraser’s Ridge, NC – December 1, 1770

Active Characters:

  • Claire
  • Jamie
  • Brianna
  • Roger

Of Interest:

  • A peek into domestic life Roger and Brianna style.
  • Jamie’s inspiring music list.
  • The fiery cross in the yard.
  • Roger warmed the crowd up for Jamie’s main event.
  • The main event.
  • Roger’s inner thoughts as he sings.
  • Jamie’s physical reaction before…
  • The need for private moments to ground and reassure.
  • Claire’s happiness at leaving on an adventure.
  • “Can you remember everything you did today?”
  • A bedtime devotion brought on by a memory.
  • Jamie’s letter to Lord John and the significance.



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