This week’s question is about what’s important.
After Dougal displays Jamie’s back for all to see, we understand that Dougal is clearly all about King and Country, even at the expense of family. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to restore King James to the throne of Scotland and if the sweet lad gets his dignity trampled in the process, well that’s just fine by him.
He can’t have Claire blabbing his secrets to the English either, so he cooks up a plan that will keep her out of Black Jack’s interrogation room, and take Jamie out of the running for Laird of Clan MacKenzie for good. The Clan would never want him as Laird if he was married to a Sassenach, who may or may not be a spy.
Jamie tells Claire that he continues to let Dougal use him because a man has to choose what’s worth fighting for, and going against Dougal isn’t worth it, well at this point anyway. (that’s a wee bit of a spoiler for show only people, and for people who haven’t read all the way through Dragonfly yet)
So here is the question, what is THAT important to you? What thing is so important, that you’re willing to risk anything to see it happen, or protect it, or stop it from ending? IS there anything that important to you? Is there something that means so much to you that you’d even be willing to risk family for it?
I haven’t found a thing that important to me yet, but I’m interested to know if you have.