Fanfiction – Scalpel & Needle II


Scalpel & Needle (Arc I: Incision), Previously

Scalpel & Needle II

Part X – Skylight

Claire breathed slowly, in and out, forcing herself to reign in her frustration. It was pouring, a waterfall forming on every window, droplets patient enough to turn into rivers. She remembered a different day then, when droplets cascaded over his body, and - oh – how she had wished to drown in him.

“You’ll freeze to death!” Claire admonished Jamie, laughing. They stood on the edge of Loch Leathan, after spending the morning climbing The Storr, and the male surgeon had started to peel off items of clothing.

Sitting there on the summit, amongst the mist of Scotland as if they were part of its fabric themselves, ignoring a time that had been too lazy to call on them. Jamie’s hands had been uncannily hot, even under the light drizzle of Scotland’s temperamental weather, and they had been enfolding hers for a long time. They enjoyed the breathtaking scenery and talked in a hushed tone, as if not to disturb the inhabitants of such a magical place. There, in the wild that was part of him, Jamie had finally told her the story about his stabbing in Syria.

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