After Jamie and the other Highlanders rescue Claire, there is great discontent between them.
An angry Jamie. A very angry Claire feeling accused of trying to punish him when she went for a walk leaving Willie to his ablutions. Remember, this is only a few days after almost being raped and Jamie being helpless to save her. She was angry and in shock after having to kill one of the deserters. Jamie and the men had then gone to see Horrocks to try and get information to clear Jamie’s name. So they left Claire with Willie watching over her. She was still muddled and in shock from the recent events. When Willie had to relieve himself she went for a stroll and happened to see Craigh Na Dun in the near distance. She ran toward the stones. Fleeing her plight, seemingly toward the safety of Frank. When she almost had her hands upon the stone, she was picked up by English soldiers and taken to Black Jack Randall. Jamie found Claire under assault by BJR when going to save her.
“Christ Jamie I went for a walk!” Claire
“I ordered you to stay put!” Jamie
Around and around they go coming to near blows.
Jamie has no idea why Claire ran toward the stones. Yet. Claire still cannot quite wrap her mind around needing to be protected. She has no understanding of the danger everyone was put in, especially her new husband Jamie. Not yet.
This time. This place. Sometimes she must listen to him. They fight it out, harshly at times. Both say words that hurt. Both amend. Later.
They are a complicated pairing. Well matched in love and fighting.