The time slip suddenly was filled with pitfalls and a lot of danger. It will take both of Hope and TJ with some outside help to survive this dreadful turn of events. TJ didn't come out of the experience unscathed, it left him 'titched in the head', and he began to do some very hurtful things to Hope.
Suddenly TJ and Hope's relationship did a twist, the man she fell in love with was no more. The horrific experience TJ and Hope had in the time slip left TJ a bit different. TJ became more and more strange and began drinking heavily. This was something Hope had not planned on happening. Everything Hope knew and loved was changing rapidly.
Winter grew into a fine, mature young man; he fell in love and wanted to marry someone from the nineteenth century. He'd have to figure out his life all over again in order to fit in his birth place.