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"Then there’s the minor difficulty that I’ve a price on my head. No father wants his daughter married to a man as may be arrested and hanged any time. Did ye think of that?
I flapped my hand dismissing the matter of outlawry as a minor consideration compared to the whole monstrous idea. I had one last try.
"Does it bother you that I’m not a virgin?"
He hesitated a moment before answering.
"Well, no," he said slowly, "so long as it doesna bother you that I am."
He grinned at my dropped-jawed expression and backed toward the door.
"Reckon one of us should know what they are doing," he said. The door closed softly behind him; clearly the courtship was over.
~Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
“There was another reason. The main one.”
“Reason?” I said stupidly.
“Why I married you.”
“Which was?” I don’t know what I expected him to say, perhaps some further revelation of his family’s contorted affairs. What he did say was more of a shock, in its way.
“Because I wanted you.” He turned from the window to face me. “More than I ever wanted anything in my life,” he added softly.
Where did you learn to kiss like that?
I said I was a virgin, not a monk. If I find I need guidance, I’ll ask.
There’s no such thing as magic!
Jamie Fraser in season one, episode six → “The Garrison Commander”
I am charged… That is to say, the Admiral- Admiral Croft has been confidently informed… that Mr. Elliot… That everything is settled now in your family for a union between yourself and Mr. Elliot. It was added that you were to live at Kellynch. And my commission from the Admiral is to say that if the family’s wish is such his lease at Kellynch shall be canceled and he and my sister will provide themselves with another home, that is all. What answer shall I give?
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