Firekeeper’s Daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter

by

Angeline Boulley

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Jamie Johnson Character Analysis

Jamie is a junior officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs assigned to go undercover as a high school senior in the Sault as part of a meth investigation. He poses as Ron’s nephew. Jamie immediately attracts attention in the Sault because he’s handsome, a skilled hockey player, and has a mysterious scar on his face—one that Auntie insists is too straight to be accidental. Daunis is genuinely attracted to him, though their budding relationship becomes complicated when Jamie reveals he’s an undercover agent. It gets even more complicated later, when Ron reveals that it was Jamie’s idea to get close to Daunis to boost his career. Still, Jamie and Daunis have a lot in common and have genuine feelings for each other. Like Daunis, Jamie is Native, though he’s never been involved in his Cherokee community due to having been adopted out as a baby. As time goes on, Daunis comes to realize that though she loves Jamie and knows he loves her, they must find their ways separately—and Jamie must figure out who he is before he’ll be capable of having a healthy, loving relationship. Though Jamie reveals that he’s actually 22, Daunis learns nothing else real about him, not even his real name.

Jamie Johnson Quotes in Firekeeper’s Daughter

The Firekeeper’s Daughter quotes below are all either spoken by Jamie Johnson or refer to Jamie Johnson. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 14 Quotes

Maybe it isn’t about helping the FBI, but about protecting my community. Can I do one without the other? If I don’t sign on, they will find someone else to be their confidential informant.

Jamie is right—I know science and Ojibwe culture. I also know that I am strong enough to do this. There is one more thing I know…My definition of being a good Secret Squirrel is not the same as theirs.

Maybe there isn’t one investigation taking place, but two.

Theirs. And mine.

I sign the agreement.

Related Characters: Daunis Fontaine (speaker), Jamie Johnson, Ron Johnson, Uncle David
Page Number: 131
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Chapter 18 Quotes

“The FBI had been investigating meth activity. The incident in Minnesota was unusual enough for the FBI to look into the different substances being added during production.”

“Do you know how the kids are doing now?” I hope their community has good resources to help them.

When Jamie admits he doesn’t know, it reinforces how different we are. The FBI is interested in learning what caused the group hallucination. I want to know if the kids are okay.

Related Characters: Jamie Johnson (speaker), Daunis Fontaine (speaker)
Page Number: 157-158
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Chapter 22 Quotes

“She used to be Heather Swanson,” I say. “Everyone knew her dad was Joey Nodin, but he denied it. Supposedly he threatened Heather’s mom when she asked for child support. But once the casino opened and the Tribe started paying per cap, Joey claimed paternity and enrolled Heather in the Tribe. People say Joey paid her mom’s shady boyfriend to set her up for a drug bust so she would lose custody. The custodial parent gets the kid’s minor money.”

Related Characters: Daunis Fontaine (speaker), Jamie Johnson, Heather Nodin, Grant Edwards
Page Number: 197
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Chapter 28 Quotes

“Hold on. When you say ‘we,’ you don’t mean you and me. You mean the FBI,” I say, mouthing the initials while pretending to rub my nose so no one can read my lips. “Jamie, don’t you remember what my aunt told us about making some workers stay late to fix the owl T-shirts? They learned about the problem and had ownership in the solution? We have to fix it. The community, not the”—my hand hides my mouth from the room again—“FBI.”

Page Number: 258
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Chapter 36 Quotes

When Lily told Travis that she was done for good, he pulled out a gun. Love is not control. If he had truly loved Lily, he would have wanted her to have a good life. Even if it wasn’t with him. Instead, he did the opposite of love. Travis steadied the gun in his hand and thought only of himself.

Related Characters: Daunis Fontaine (speaker), Auntie Teddie, Lily, Travis Flint, Jamie Johnson
Page Number: 331
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Chapter 37 Quotes

Somehow, Travis had come across a love medicine. The kind of bad medicine that Auntie warned me against asking too much about.

When Lily refused to try the love medicine, Travis must have added it to a batch of meth […]. What he thought was a love medicine was actually the opposite of love. Real love honors your spirit. If you need a medicine to create or keep it, that’s possession and control. Not love.

A couple of weeks later, on a rez in Minnesota, a group of kids tried it […]. Every single one got sick. Not lovesick for some girl they’d never met, but infected with an insatiable desire for more meth.

I can do my part to protect our medicines, while trusting that there are those in the community who are doing their part to preserve and protect many different medicine teachings.

Page Number: 334-335
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Chapter 40 Quotes

“I’m not just some emotional entanglement,” I say. “Jamie and I can handle being part of the investigation and having something that’s not so neatly defined.”

Ron shakes his head. He’s frustrated, I think, but what else can he say about it?

“Daunis, you do get that there is no actual Jamie Johnson, right? There is just a rookie officer who will do anything it takes to redeem himself after his first UC assignment went to hell. Including using you.”

“What do you mean?”

“Jamie was the one who proposed that he get close to you.”

Related Characters: Daunis Fontaine (speaker), Ron Johnson (speaker), Jamie Johnson, Lily, Travis Flint
Page Number: 366
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Chapter 55 Quotes

I am so tired. The weight of my expendability is crushing.

Not everyone gets justice. Least of all Nish kwewag.

Related Characters: Daunis Fontaine (speaker), Ron Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Grant Edwards
Page Number: 473
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Chapter 56 Quotes

He cries. I don’t soothe him. He needs to feel this, and I need to hear it. Investigations involve real people. Informants face real risks. Developing real feelings for me doesn’t wash away that he was willing to use me, a girl he didn’t know, to pursue a case and get a career boost.

Related Characters: Daunis Fontaine (speaker), Jamie Johnson
Page Number: 475
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Jamie Johnson Character Timeline in Firekeeper’s Daughter

The timeline below shows where the character Jamie Johnson appears in Firekeeper’s Daughter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...Daunis’s six-year-old cousins. Daunis skates over to them, ignoring the new player introducing himself as Jamie Johnson, and then pulls her cousins around the rink with her scarf. Dad used to... (full context)
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...to help her. Remembering Dad’s advice, Daunis tells Pauline to get up herself and scolds Jamie when he helps Pauline up. From across the ice, Lily makes a lewd gesture at... (full context)
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Jamie says he wishes Daunis was a senior, but at least she won’t have to suffer... (full context)
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From the edge of the ring, Teddie motions for Daunis. Jamie and Lily follow. Teddie introduces herself to Jamie and asks what tribe he’s from. He... (full context)
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...on keeping “Hockey World” and “Regular World” separate and so won’t even try to get Jamie to break up with his girlfriend. Just then, Lily’s ex-boyfriend, Travis, appears and calls for... (full context)
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Art, Auntie’s husband, enters the kitchen just as Daunis’s phone buzzes with a text from Jamie, asking if it’s okay if he comes to Daunis’s party. This wasn’t supposed to be... (full context)
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When Auntie and Art go to bed, Daunis thinks about Jamie. He’s a skilled player who made the team despite being a nobody, and he’s Cherokee... (full context)
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...to go, but Auntie almost spits as she tells Daunis to go to college, “snag Jamie,” and live her nice life. Auntie leaves. Daunis has heard the rumors, usually funny ones,... (full context)
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...supposed to be just a few friends, not a hockey party. When Daunis mentions that Jamie is coming, Lily tells Daunis to kiss him. Daunis begins drinking grappa and reminds Lily... (full context)
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Two hours later, Lily scolds Levi for playing music too loudly, and Daunis offers Jamie her bottle of grappa. She offers to give him a tour of the house, and... (full context)
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...to Daunis and says he has a favor to ask of her: would she be Jamie’s Supe ambassador? Since Jamie has a girlfriend, it’d keep the “puck sluts” away from him.... (full context)
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Jamie shows up in Daunis’s driveway two days later for a morning run. Daunis leaves her... (full context)
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Jamie, however, refuses to share anything about himself, so he and Daunis resume discussing local customs.... (full context)
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It’s raining the next morning, so Jamie and Daunis run on treadmills at the Chi Mukwa fitness center. Wanting to be respectful,... (full context)
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Jamie’s presence seems to blur the line between Hockey World and Regular World. By Friday, Daunis... (full context)
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...tribal member—her dad isn’t on her birth certificate, thanks to her Fontaine grandparents. She and Jamie observe that being Native is hard: it means different things to different people, and some... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...and Lily make plans for after the powwow—Mom will be concerned if she learns about Jamie, so Daunis plans to say nothing. Later, Daunis hops into Jamie’s truck, fields raunchy texts... (full context)
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As Daunis ignores another raunchy text from Lily, Jamie asks what happened to Daunis’s dad. Daunis explains that Mom was 16 when she got... (full context)
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Jamie parallel parks like an expert at the powwow grounds and notices Daunis casually flip off... (full context)
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Jamie apologizes and asks if Daunis ever wants to make a difference. Daunis says she wants... (full context)
Chapter 8
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Jamie gets off of Daunis; firecrackers caused the sound. The boys who set them off laugh... (full context)
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Daunis leads Jamie to the bleachers for the Grand Entry, when veterans bring in different state, local, and... (full context)
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After the Grand Entry, Lily and Granny June meet up with Daunis and Jamie; they’d like to sit together to watch Pauline and Perry dance in their competition later.... (full context)
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...to go, and he begs for her to talk with an edge in his voice. Jamie attempts to gently intervene, but Travis insults Jamie and Daunis. Travis only leaves when Lily... (full context)
Chapter 9
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Feeling suddenly anxious, Daunis asks Jamie to go peruse vendor booths while she goes for a run. He says he’ll come... (full context)
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For dinner, Daunis and Jamie join Art and Auntie at their RV. While Jamie hangs out with Art at the... (full context)
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Jamie comes over with a plate for Daunis, and they discuss the “minor forty-niner” (the powwow... (full context)
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Feeling suddenly overwhelmed, Daunis leaves the barn and vomits near Jamie’s truck. When she looks up, Travis and Lily are coming down the path—and Travis is... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...certain she’ll wake up in a minute and return to the barn, where she’ll tell Jamie all her secrets. Jamie appears, calmly checks Lily’s pulse, and then looks up with a... (full context)
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Jamie drives back the way they came, pulling over once so Daunis can vomit. He says... (full context)
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Furious, Daunis threatens to run into the woods; she knows them, and Jamie doesn’t. But is that true? She didn’t tell him where Auntie lives, after all. He... (full context)
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As TJ approaches the car, Jamie asks for Daunis’s license and says he’ll talk. When TJ sees Daunis’s license, he leans... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...next world. Daunis sits next to Lily’s casket and thinks through what she knows about Jamie, who presently shows up with Ron. Ron is a bit older than Mom and clearly... (full context)
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...asks if Ron is the new “Indian science teacher.” Ron says he’s Native and introduces Jamie, and after some more chit-chat, he leads Daunis and Jamie to Uncle David’s old classroom.... (full context)
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...manufacturers. David, Ron says, was worried about Travis—and Daunis was a person of interest too. Jamie explains that they saw Daunis’s science fair project about traditional chokecherry pudding’s medicinal properties; she... (full context)
Chapter 13
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Realizing that Jamie has tricked her, Daunis leaps up and demands that Ron take her back to the... (full context)
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...not her children. Throughout the service, Daunis wonders what she should do about Ron and Jamie’s proposition. She sobs as the casket closes—she was supposed to stop the third bad thing,... (full context)
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...to do anything, but Daunis tells Angie to go away and pay her respects elsewhere. Jamie finally leads Daunis away, but Daunis snarls at TJ, who’s been watching the scene. Jamie... (full context)
Chapter 14
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Daunis runs the next morning. Everything feels normal—except she misses running with Jamie and resents that fact. At EverCare, Mom is reading Jane Austen to GrandMary, as usual.... (full context)
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Ron and Jamie pick Daunis up a bit later. Daunis and Ron exchange The Godfather jokes, and then... (full context)
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...Marquette and says that Daunis will have to learn how to make meth. She and Jamie will take a trip to a federal lab soon. Daunis realizes Jen isn’t real—but still,... (full context)
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...wonders why. Were the FBI following him? Are they going to follow her? Daunis and Jamie race up the stairs back to the parking lot, and Daunis flips Jamie off. As... (full context)
Chapter 17
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...opener, but it starts hailing before she gets there. So, she pulls over and calls Jamie to tell him she’s hauling trash. He says he’ll meet her where she’s parked. Daunis... (full context)
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Jamie drives to the garage, drops the bag on a countertop, and then joins Daunis to... (full context)
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...arrives a bit later and tells Daunis to not involve local or tribal police. Then, Jamie carefully unpacks the bag of drain cleaner, brake fluid, tubing, and empty cold medicine packages.... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...Mom she’s attending a geology seminar at Michigan Tech, and she tells Auntie she and Jamie are going for a romantic getaway. Auntie isn’t happy about this and tells Daunis to... (full context)
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...day, Ron calls and asks if Daunis will be okay sharing a hotel room with Jamie. There will be two beds, but this way Levi will think Daunis and Jamie are... (full context)
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On Saturday, Daunis is halfway to Marquette with Jamie before she asks how Levi took the news of the trip. Jamie says Levi was... (full context)
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First, Daunis and Jamie watch a documentary about meth’s history. Daunis finds it sorely lacking. It describes the government... (full context)
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On the way back to the hotel, Jamie asks Daunis where she’d like to eat. Daunis can’t get the smell of cat pee... (full context)
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...and cramps the next morning. She washes the stain out of her sheet and tells Jamie she needs to run by herself today. Since Daunis is on her Moon, she doesn’t... (full context)
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After Daunis showers, Jamie says they should go to the Italian restaurant Levi suggested so their story checks out.... (full context)
Chapter 19
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...voice in her head, telling her that she’s not allowing herself to experience new things. Jamie finally asks about Coach Bobby, and Daunis explains that he’s the Sault High hockey coach... (full context)
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Daunis and Jamie approach the party on the shore, eliciting teasing whoops from party attendees. Coach Bobby is... (full context)
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Ten minutes later, Levi, Stormy Nodin, and then Mike Edwards join Daunis and Jamie at a picnic table. Daunis teases the boys when they taunt her about having sex... (full context)
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...for the bonfire. As Coach Bobby sets up fireworks, Daunis snags seats for herself and Jamie by the fire. Macy slides into Jamie’s seat and mocks Daunis for “stealing Jamie,” but... (full context)
Chapter 20
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Jamie is in Daunis’s driveway the next morning like no time has passed since their last... (full context)
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...behind. When she finally catches up at the fitness center and collapses in the grass, Jamie runs over to kiss her on the cheek while Levi watches. (full context)
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...she was working on a school project. Realizing she needs to call Mom and probably Jamie and Ron, Daunis says she has to call her boyfriend. (full context)
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Over the weekend, Daunis allows Mom to baby her. She texts Jamie to come over on Sunday, and before he arrives, Daunis prepares Mom. Mom has just... (full context)
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There, as Jamie pets the cat, Herri, Daunis shares that Heather offered her marijuana and ecstasy laced with... (full context)
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Jamie perks up at the revelation that one can find their tribe through DNA testing, but... (full context)
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Jamie refuses to let Daunis accompany him to talk with Ron. She’s angry enough to throw... (full context)
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Once Jamie leaves, Daunis goes inside to deal with Mom, who’s crying. Both Daunis and Lily are... (full context)
Chapter 23
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...warmly, especially a girl whose name might be Megan. During the second period, Daunis studies Jamie’s skating: he was clearly a figure skater. Levi, like Dad, skates like a commanding hockey... (full context)
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...to let them try it out next weekend. As Grant drones on about the game, Jamie, Levi, Stormy, and then Mike join the group. Stormy’s parents aren’t here—they must be “on... (full context)
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...Grant suggests she come for the Sunday dinner and do it then. She should bring Jamie and Ron. Daunis agrees and wanders away to escape Grant’s disturbing gaze. (full context)
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Ron drives Daunis and Jamie to the Edwardses’ house. On the way, Daunis says that in addition to some players,... (full context)
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...He even says he's not afraid of Levi at all, and he says Daunis and Jamie won’t last long. Suddenly, Mike becomes aggressive and says that Daunis isn’t better than him,... (full context)
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Daunis sits in the backseat with Jamie on the ride home, appreciating that he holds her hand. She thinks it’s cute how... (full context)
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When Daunis steps outside for her run the next morning, Jamie isn’t there. This is disappointing, as Daunis has been looking forward to seeing him since... (full context)
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...also thinks about the investigation. Maybe Daunis should be part of the investigation because unlike Jamie and Ron, she’s thinking seven generations ahead. She agrees to enroll. Auntie notes that Daunis... (full context)
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After the game, Ron quietly tells Daunis that he told Jamie to slow down the whole boyfriend-girlfriend thing. He says that new field agents sometimes let... (full context)
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...girlfriends in the lobby. Ron is upstairs on the Boosters’ party floor, so, curious what Jamie will do unsupervised, Daunis grabs his hand. They watch Levi imitate the players’ performances from... (full context)
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Daunis leads Jamie to a quiet corner and says that no matter what Ron says, pretending to be... (full context)
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...a jersey that reads DAUNIS; Megan explains that they didn’t think it’d work to put Jamie, Levi, Stormy, and Mike’s name on her jersey (girlfriends have their boyfriend’s name on their... (full context)
Chapter 28
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Ron leaves Daunis with Jamie in the lobby. Daunis leans against Jamie and observes the subdued players—but Levi announces not... (full context)
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Jamie hugs Daunis and quietly says this isn’t part of the plan. She argues that helping... (full context)
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...to remember Lily and Travis’s conversation before now. Just then, a text—an apology—comes in from Jamie. Daunis isn’t sure what he’s sorry for, but she says she’s sorry too. When he... (full context)
Chapter 29
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...rest of the ride, Daunis makes a plan. She won’t share it with Ron or Jamie. (full context)
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...is unrecognizable. As Daunis waits for the ferry, missed texts and calls come in from Jamie, asking where she is and if she’s okay. Daunis calls and says she’s been on... (full context)
Chapter 30
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...was dealing drugs? Daunis is ashamed to even consider it, but before contacting Ron or Jamie, she identifies her mushroom samples. One seems promising, but Daunis eventually identifies it. She stews... (full context)
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...debit card later. Daunis says he can, but he needs to treat Stormy, Mike, and Jamie. (full context)
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Daunis drops Stormy off at Chi Mukwa, gives Levi her debit card, and lets Jamie give her an underwhelming kiss. A storm is rolling in, and Daunis lists the things... (full context)
Chapter 32
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...to a guy, Daunis wonders who Robin gave her power to. She also knows that Jamie and Ron will see Robin as an addict and a dealer. Daunis must uncover Robin’s... (full context)
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...wouldn’t want Daunis to play, that Daunis is acting odd and losing her head over Jamie, and that TJ doesn’t trust Jamie. Enraged, Daunis says she thought Auntie would be on... (full context)
Chapter 33
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...guys burst through the lobby doors, Daunis hides. A voice Daunis doesn’t recognize asks who Jamie’s girlfriend, “the Incredible Bulk,” is. Daunis hears a crunch as Levi punches the guy, and... (full context)
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...the guy he punched to apologize. As Daunis tells Levi how disturbing his behavior was, Jamie passes through the lobby, totally distracting her. Finally, Daunis says she came to ask why... (full context)
Chapter 35
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Daunis drives to Jamie and Ron’s house and invites them for a walk. She decides to pump them for... (full context)
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...tell her to search the hockey team’s bags for burner phones. Back at Ron and Jamie’s house, Ron goes inside and Jamie leads Daunis behind the Jeep. Daunis is hungry for... (full context)
Chapter 36
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...ferry—she needs help, as she has to put the clues together and figure out what Jamie meant, not sit for a lecture. At the house, Auntie leads Daunis to the clearing,... (full context)
Chapter 37
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...protect the knowledge of the love medicine. She drops Uncle David’s notebook in Ron and Jamie’s mail slot, feeling good that they’ll only learn what they need to know. (full context)
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When Daunis races out her front door the next morning, Jamie greets her with a “happy birthday.” Daunis prays for love this morning and wonders what... (full context)
Chapter 38
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...Bobby pulls Daunis out immediately. Macy soon joins Daunis on the bench and comments that Jamie is a great player. Daunis can only wonder if Jamie is truly on her side. (full context)
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Daunis finds Jamie, who says in an awed voice that he had no idea Daunis was such a... (full context)
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...Daunis notices Art, Auntie, Mom, Pauline, and Perry across the lobby—and Auntie is smiling. Warning Jamie to not mention her shoulder, Daunis lets Auntie hug and congratulate her on becoming a... (full context)
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In the exam room, Jamie helps Daunis out of her sweatshirt and into the hospital gown, kissing her hurt shoulder.... (full context)
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...the varsity team and play in college—but that’s not what happened. Back in the present, Jamie looks at Daunis almost angrily and asks why she played at all. She says her... (full context)
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...Daunis insists on getting cheeseburgers and a strawberry shake from the drive-in. Then, she instructs Jamie to drive down a trail in the woods, which ends at a clearing with a... (full context)
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Snuggled together, Jamie asks why Daunis played tonight when she knew she was risking nerve damage. Daunis answers... (full context)
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Jamie, confused, confirms that saying he loves Daunis ruined everything. Daunis says she knows about “Guy... (full context)
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Jamie drives Daunis back to Chi Mukwa and his car. When they get out of the... (full context)
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When Jamie arrives to pick Daunis up for Shagala the next night, his jaw drops upon seeing... (full context)
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...the line of couples makes their way to the building. When they hear Auntie shouting, Jamie and Daunis break away from the line to go greet her. Daunis laughs at Jamie’s... (full context)
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...says they need to talk. He asks what happened last night and says that everything Jamie does is his business. Daunis says that Jamie just took her to the ER after... (full context)
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In the restroom, Daunis is stunned: how can last night have been so magical if Jamie is using her? She receives a text from TJ warning her that he’s coming into... (full context)
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...hotel. She decides that she’ll let him tell her what he knows and then alert Jamie and Ron if need be. They get into the side elevators—Grant doesn’t want to be... (full context)
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...down, she combs her hair and blinks until it seems like nothing happened. She rejoins Jamie in the ballroom and tells Jamie she wants to dance. Daunis lets herself get lost... (full context)
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As Shagala winds down, Daunis tells Jamie she wants to go home, not to Levi’s after-party. When they pass Macy exiting the... (full context)
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In her head, Daunis thinks about how the conversation will go: she’ll tell Jamie that Grant is involved with the meth cell and at least helped get Robin addicted... (full context)
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Remembering her conversation with Ron earlier, Daunis asks for Jamie’s real name. He refuses to give it and says that it’s safer for her not... (full context)
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...would drive her home after games. Ron asks if Daunis can say what happened with Jamie, but Daunis wonders to herself why she’s so mad at Jamie and not at Ron.... (full context)
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Inside, Daunis discovers that Mom is sleeping at GrandMary’s house, seemingly to give Daunis and Jamie privacy. When Daunis is ready for bed, she soothes herself by touching the beads on... (full context)
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...to ask about Shagala and the gift Levi left for Daunis. Daunis says she and Jamie had a fight and then shows Mom the photo. Mom smiles; she’s clearly still in... (full context)
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...Dad’s scarf and the puck, Daunis reads a text from Ron asking if she’s seen Jamie since last night. Daunis figures Ron is at the door, but why would he be... (full context)
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...Dana anymore. She can just hear Ron’s voice in her head, asking if she’s seen Jamie. Dana says that a teacher came to visit her as Daunis excuses herself. But when... (full context)
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...she realizes she’s in a small aluminum trailer, and she can smell a piss pot. Jamie says Daunis’s name and pulls her close, but his breath smells awful, and she tells... (full context)
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...with a date-rape drug, Daunis asks if Dana said anything when she brought Daunis here. Jamie is shocked—a guy in a snowmobile helmet dropped Daunis off and tasered Jamie again before... (full context)
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Moments later, Daunis and Jamie hear Mike and Levi approaching the trailer. Quietly, Jamie slips his watch onto Daunis’s leg.... (full context)
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Daunis can’t breathe; she’s too hot. She finds herself on the bed with Jamie holding a damp handkerchief to her forehead. Jamie doesn’t ask questions, but he seems to... (full context)
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Daunis dreams that she’s a tiger watching Jamie, a panther far from home, fail to fight off an attack from Levi, Stormy, and... (full context)
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Just after dawn, Jamie gets up to pee, and Daunis realizes that he’s also been awake most of the... (full context)
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...Then, Daunis says she doesn’t trust Levi, so she’ll need Mike to assure her that Jamie will be safe. She hisses at Levi that she found Dad’s scarf, so she knows... (full context)
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Mike is clearly pleased. He says he’ll stay with Jamie while Levi takes Daunis to their meth lab. Turning to Jamie, Daunis winks and apologizes... (full context)
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...Levi from following Daunis. With Seeney’s flip phone, Daunis calls Ron and tells him where Jamie is. When she gets out of Seeney’s car, she sees that Jonsy is blocking Levi’s... (full context)
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...Daunis to be smart. He’s always helped and defended her, but now he says that Jamie is “done” and Daunis will go to the middle of nowhere. If she cooks great... (full context)
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...coming. He says he knows now that she’s not part of the meth ring—she and Jamie were recently reported missing and in danger, and the FBI hasn’t been telling the Tribal... (full context)
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...Uncle David, Heather, and Robin’s deaths. Then, she says she has to go back for Jamie. To her surprise, TJ lets Daunis go. Daunis races for the ferry, passing the Elders.... (full context)
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Daunis attacks Stormy until Ron pulls her off and leads Stormy outside. Jamie is unharmed and leads Daunis outside, where officers are ushering Stormy away. Daunis raises an... (full context)
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...sky and the fall leaves are so beautiful. It doesn’t make sense why Auntie and Jamie look scared, because nothing hurts now. The sky is purple, Mom’s favorite color. Daunis dies. (full context)
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...get to choose whether to press charges. Clearly, they’re only going to press charges for Jamie’s kidnapping. (full context)
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Enraged, Daunis asks if Jamie shared that Grant raped her at Shagala. She says that Jamie is naïve—he expected the... (full context)
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...appears on top of hers. For a moment, everything is perfect. Daunis wakes up to Jamie’s hand on hers, 12 days after she died on Sugar Island. He apologizes for taking... (full context)
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Jamie begins to cry. He apologizes for involving Daunis and for Lily and Uncle David’s deaths.... (full context)
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Frantically, Jamie says he wants to be with Daunis. They can go to any school she wants... (full context)
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Daunis tells Jamie that she loves him and wants him to find himself, but they both have to... (full context)
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...yellow pansies. Finally, she adds Dad’s choker, blueberry earrings from Mom, the strawberry bracelet from Jamie, and GrandMary’s red lipstick. Auntie attaches an eagle feather to Daunis’s head. Daunis joins Perry... (full context)