"It’s a bit from Catullus," he said.

…da mi basia mille, diende centum,
dein mille altera, dein secunda centum…

A faint blush pinkened his earlobes as he translated:

Then let amorous kisses dwell
On our lips, begin and tell
A Thousand and a Hundred score
A Hundred, and a Thousand more.

First half of Season 1

mametupa:

“I do not wish to…that is.…I do not mean to imply.…” He looked up suddenly and smiled, with a helpless gesture. “I dinna want to insult you by sounding as though I think you’ve a vast experience of men, is all. But it would be foolish to pretend that ye don’t know more than I do about such matters. What I meant to ask is, is this…usual? What it is between us, when I touch you, when you…lie with me? Is it always so between a man and a woman?” In spite of his difficulties, I knew exactly what he meant. His gaze was direct, holding my eyes as he waited my answer. I wanted to look away, but couldn’t. “There’s often something like it,” I said, and had to stop and clear my throat. “But no. No, it isn’t—usual. I have no idea why, but no. This is…different.” He relaxed a bit, as though I had confirmed something about which he had been anxious. “I thought perhaps not. I’ve not lain with a woman before, but I’ve…ah, had my hands on a few.” He smiled shyly, and shook his head. “It wasna the same. I mean, I’ve held women in my arms before, and kissed them, and…well.” He waved a hand, dismissing the and. “It was verra pleasant indeed. Made my heart pound and my breath come short, and all that. But it wasna at all as it is when I take you in my arms and kiss you.”

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Outlander, Diana Gabaldon

requested by ladylallybroch

do you have a favorite gaelic word?

jamie & claire + happiness, the wedding

Mo nighean donn

When you kissed me like that… Well, maybe you weren’t so sorry to be marrying me after all.

My marriage to Jamie had been for me like the turning of a great key

outlander-starz:

it just keeps getting better

outlander-starz:

it just keeps getting better

"…We fitted well together, and most of our original constraint was gone, lost in shared excitement and the novelty of exploring each other."

- pg. 283 of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon