“So on Karis, I’d be Jehen Outlander,” Jehen said.
“Oh no, you’d be Jehen whatever-your-epithet-is. Sarronny’s different.”
“Why?” Yasmin asked. Mavra smiled, as if she’d been waiting for that question.
“You know about the Revolt, and the Treaty–that’s why. We’re the water-miners for this part of the Inhabited Worlds. Funny a place this dry … but there’s water below the surface, and that’s what they come here for, that’s why they were willing to make the Treaty in the first place.”
Jehen, age 9, her half-sister Yasmin, 8, and their mentor Mavra Two-Eyes, retired starship captain. From novel WIP, Ship’s Heart.
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