Simon MacDougal’s office Simon swirled the amber liquid in his glass, wishing it would numb his pain. The contented cat on his lap purred, keeping him company. Three in the morning, the witching hour, and another night of broken sleep. “It’s not right to lose a child,” he told Barney. The cat, used to his […]
Ross and Amelia are returning to their wedding party after realizing she is likely carrying twins “Amelia has something to say,” called out Ross. She raised her eyebrows at him in question. He rubbed his belly. “They know I’m hungry, Ross. I’m carrying two babies, so I’m always hungry.” “About time you realized you’re carrying […]
Amelia gave a hint of smile at Ross calling her Kestrel, a type of small, noisy falcon. “My heart was too full of vengeance and pain to let anyone in,” he said. “I believed my mother abandoned me, in favor of supporting my father’s choice. I thought I had no right to love, that […]
Amelia and Ross MacDougal have just realized she is carrying twins. Exhausted, she sleeps while Ross watches over her. The window rattled. Ross looked up. He didn’t know how long the raven had sat on the ledge outside, but only now did it tap the glass. He carried Amelia to their bed and settled her. […]
Ross and Amelia MacDougal have just married in person, replacing the contract she’d signed before coming West. “What’s this?” Ross took the heavy object from Amelia’s hands. It felt like a book wrapped in thick white cloth, now yellowish with age. A leather strap kept it closed. “My family Bible. For some reason it was […]
It’s Christmas of 1871. Amelia MacDougal is well along in her pregnancy. Tanner’s Ford is celebrating the holiday. “Kiss her, laddie, then give us a turn,” roared Gillis. Ross took Amelia’s hand and, careful of the large bump between them, kissed her tenderly. She returned it just as sweetly. “That’s not how ye kiss a […]
Clan MacDougall is descended from one of the sons of Somerled, ‘King of the Isles’, killed in 1164. At one time Lords of Lorn, possessing much land...