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Old Sep 2 2014, 11:34 PM   #19
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Default Re: News from the Weyr (Fiction)

That section in Dragonsong is from Mavi's POV, while Menolly is unconscious from fever. Menolly later is surprised to learn that the cut missed the tendon, and assumes that Mavi allowed it to heal wrong on purpose. We know from Mavi's own reflections that she did all that she knew to do, and regretted that the hand would remain damaged.

I can certainly see Mavi not risking Yanus' anger by attempting to contact Menolly. It's probably like I showed in the story - relief and gratitude that her daughter is safe, and guilty relief that she's now someone else's problem - and surprise that not everyone sees her as a problem.
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