Kawit Sobkneferu has lived a long and full life in Amada. Much
history has passed by her door -- not all of it good -- but never has
life been boring or too dull to bear.
In fact, there were days when she honestly wished she'd not
married into the Sobkneferu family for along with their close cousins
the Khafre (into which family had her sister Henite married) there was
nothing less than a tribe that became hers immediately upon her
The strangeness came of she and Henite having been the only
children of their parents who had themselves been only children. So when
it was that when only the girls survived a pestilience that had
decimated Amada killing almost half of the city's people a place for
them needed to be found. Young they were when taken to wed; she by
Theshen Sobkneferu and Henite by Renni Khafre but both were luckier
beyond anything they had ever thought to have in their lives as over
time their husbands became beloved and people no longer spoke of Kawit
or Theshen -- always it was Kawit and Theshen as it also was for Henite and Renni.
Only the sad but inevitable march of time could intrude on
Kawit's happiness. As it had ten inundations ago when Theshen went to
the West leaving her to cope with her grief and a new role as matriarch
of their family on her own.