After fetching what Claire needs to tend to Jamie, Mrs. He bestows his faith in a woman: a Sassenach. He was shown no mercy for his humanity. Jamie Fraser, as young as he is, has already survived immense tragedy and pain: more than some endure in an entire lifetime. ALL for defending the honor and protection of the ones he loves. She allows her hands to lightly touch the lines of torture. And Jamie and Claire are left completely alone for the first time.
Tessa. Age: 20.
Even after all he has been through, Jamie allows himself to trust.
Arabella. Age: 26.
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So he gives himself to her: He permits her to touch him. And he keeps most of this locked away within himself; he does not share it with many. He is extremely cautious of who he makes privy to what he covers.