Not while I’m around
An ‘If Outlander were a musical’ moment
Jamie has just killed Dunsaney.
There’s so much commotion and uproar that Jamie is left for a few minutes holding the newborn in a quiet corner.
Jamie can’t look away from the tiny face.
He came so close to being hurt, today, this boy….his boy….and he’s all alone in the world.
He touches Willie’s cheek…
and things start to fall into place in his heart.
Nothing’s gonna harm you, not while I’m around.
Nothing’s gonna harm you, no sir, not while I’m around.
Demons are prowling everywhere, nowadays,
I’ll send them howling,
I don’t care, I’ve got ways.
[He holds the baby tighter against his chest, brows drawing tight.]
No one’s gonna hurt you,
No one’s gonna dare.
Others can desert you,
Not to worry, whistle, I’ll be there.
[He closes his eyes, so panicked and terrified for what will become of the boy, how little power Jamie himself will have to protect the boy, to teach him, to love him, even.. ]
Demons’ll charm you with a smile, for a while,
But in time…
[A nurse comes and takes the baby; Jamie relinquishes him, but doesn’t look away as he promises]
Nothing can harm you
Not while I’m around…
And he’ll be around as long as he can. For his son.