I hate to ask *cringe* but do you remember Jamie saying something like if any man's going to father your children it'll be me? I'm guessing this was said at some point after Faith. TY always.
Why are you cringing, anon? Always happy to answer your questions! And dinna fash if you can’t remember something - The Books are quite long and jam-packed with memorable quotes.
The quote you’re referring to is indeed from Book 2 (Dragonfly in Amber), some time after the return to Scotland. And it’s so very Jamie and Claire - they temper a serious, potentially heart-breaking conversation with just the right bit of humor:
“Jamie,” I said. “Do you really think we’ll ever—”
“I do,” he said, with certainty, not letting me finish. He leaned over and kissed my forehead.
“I know it, Sassenach, and so do you. You were meant to be a mother, and I surely dinna intend to let anyone else father your children.”
“Well, that’s good,” I said. “Neither do I.”
He laughed and tilted my chin up to kiss my lips. I kissed him back…
Your ask reminded me of a lovely, lovely exchange between Jamie and Claire in Book 5 (The Fiery Cross) - it’s a nice coda to this conversation:
“Did I ever think to thank ye, Sassenach?” he said, his voice a little husky.
“For what?” I said, puzzled. He took my hand, and drew me gently toward him. He smelled of ale and damp wool, and very faintly of the brandied sweetness of fruitcake.
“For my bairns,” he said softly. “For the children that ye bore me.”
“Oh,” I said. I leaned slowly forward, and rested my forehead against the solid warmth of his chest. I cupped my hands at the small of his back beneath his coat, and sighed. “It was …my pleasure.”