Sunday, September 28, 2014
Jamie Frazer, Jack and the Instructions Which Were Ignored!
Watching Outlander's mid-season finale had a way of totally disrupting my smooth morning with Jack. In last night's show, Jamie gave Claire precise instructions which she did not follow, and Jack remembered the exact same instructions he had given me long, long ago which his wife (me!) did not follow either. Oh, boy!
We were watching the last episode, episode 8 this morning. All cuddled up on the couch, we watched Claire ignore Jamie's instruction to stay put until he came for her. Claire ignores him and leaves the place Jamie has told her to stay. When the episode is over, Jack says Jamie should paddle her behind for not minding. Not wanting to spoil things for those not familiar with the book or the TV version, let's just say Claire does what she wants to do. Jack begins to talk............ he is remembering the time long, long ago when his wife did not mind his instructions causing much worry, anger and frustration because she would not stay put.
Here was the situation: I was to meet Jack in a parking lot. We were coming from different places and he wanted to follow me home. I got to the parking lot first and instead of waiting, drove on home. Much later, Jack arrived home upset with his wife who did not follow the plan. There were no cell phones. This was before ttwd/dd, but my young husband informed me that I should be spanked and would be if I ever did not follow his instructions again.
Fast forward a whole lot of time to this very morning. It did bug me that Jack was getting all hot under the collar for something that happened a long time ago. I shrugged it off and headed up to the closet, yes, that closet, to change and found Jack right behind me. Jack said that just like Claire, I had ignored his instructions concerning my safety. He had not wanted me to drive without his watchful eye on a late, rainy night years ago. Just like Claire, I had not followed instructions. With no more talk, Jack spanked until he said, "Claire, I mean Mere". Then we both starting laughing, and the spanking stopped and we moved on to other happy things like Claire and Jamie do so often.
Ah, the power of a good show and the strength of men like Jamie and Jack! Now the next set of Outlander episodes are set to be shown beginning in April. Those of us who have read the book series, know that a big spanking scene happens between Jamie and Claire, but wait we must.