anonymous asked:

I'm cheesy, I know! but I cry like a baby every time Claire talks about the way she feels whenever she's separated from Jamie, there's a part in An echo in the bone that always gets me! she left Scotland because matsali's son was ill and Jamie stayed waiting for old Ian to die.

You’re not cheesy at all! It’s heartbreaking every time they talk about what it’s like to be apart from each other. I’ll throw the bits from Echo under the cut.

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I didn’t leave. She left me. And I didn’t know how to stop her. 

I didn’t know how to be good for her, and I didn’t know how to be what she needed. 

*sighing*  I thought maybe it would be better if we were apart. We wouldn’t fight so much, and she wouldn’t cry all the time.

We couldn’t be together, and we were miserable apart. I didn’t leave my apartment for months.

I knew I’d lost the best thing that had ever happened to me to that point, and I felt completely powerless to stop it from happening.


#i just want to know if the way she pushes his hair out of the way is something talia probably did for them as children #some sort of comforting small touch to make them feel better when they felt sick #or was it just instinct for cora to touch her brother in a very simple but comforting way because he needed it or maybe she needed it #to make sure her brother was okay #im just very emotional and i wish they would have explored their relationship more

The moment she left me I realised I hadn’t loved her at all. The person I had loved was a representation, an idea, which just happened to look like this girl. The tragedy was the realisation that I had trudged through dark, difficult, and depressing times for something non-existant.