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=== Meeting Kaladin ===
 
=== Meeting Kaladin ===
 
Vai was cared for by her father, [[Sah]], after her mother was sold because she was considered good breeding stock. They traveled with [[Khen]] and a group of fellow parshmen following the yellow spren. After they captured [[Kaladin]], Vai ran and took the hand of her father as he led Kaladin from [[Hornhollow]] to [[Revolar]]. While Sah played cards, with Kaladin coaching him, Vai tugged on Sah’s arm and pointed. After a whispered response from Sah, Vai ran on her tiptoes towards a patch of flowering rockbuds. She squatted and waited for each to open and then she snatched one with each hand, giggling as she did. She returned, giving Kaladin a wide berth as she did.{{book ref|sa3|17}}
 
Vai was cared for by her father, [[Sah]], after her mother was sold because she was considered good breeding stock. They traveled with [[Khen]] and a group of fellow parshmen following the yellow spren. After they captured [[Kaladin]], Vai ran and took the hand of her father as he led Kaladin from [[Hornhollow]] to [[Revolar]]. While Sah played cards, with Kaladin coaching him, Vai tugged on Sah’s arm and pointed. After a whispered response from Sah, Vai ran on her tiptoes towards a patch of flowering rockbuds. She squatted and waited for each to open and then she snatched one with each hand, giggling as she did. She returned, giving Kaladin a wide berth as she did.{{book ref|sa3|17}}
 
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|Why can’t they just let us go? Could you go back and tell them? We don’t want trouble. We just want to go away.
 
|Vai’s plea to Kaladin {{book ref|sa3|17}}
 
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As she returned, Kaladin realized they weren’t monsters, just slaves. The comment upset Sah, who confessed that he spends each night clutching his daughter wondering how long they would be trapped in the shadows. He asked Kaladin if he truly understood what it was like watching your family being torn apart and being completely unable to stop it. Sah dropped Kaladin and picked up his daughter, holding her close as he ran to catch up with the others. As Kaladin was pulled along, he inadvertently stepped on Vai’s flower in haste.{{book ref|sa3|17}}
 
As she returned, Kaladin realized they weren’t monsters, just slaves. The comment upset Sah, who confessed that he spends each night clutching his daughter wondering how long they would be trapped in the shadows. He asked Kaladin if he truly understood what it was like watching your family being torn apart and being completely unable to stop it. Sah dropped Kaladin and picked up his daughter, holding her close as he ran to catch up with the others. As Kaladin was pulled along, he inadvertently stepped on Vai’s flower in haste.{{book ref|sa3|17}}
   
 
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| Why can’t they just let us go? Could you go back and tell them? We don’t want trouble. We just want to go away.
|No. We’re nice. We’ve always been nice. I never hit anyone, even when I was mad.
 
|Vai to Kaladin {{book ref|sa3|17}}
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| Vai’s plea to Kaladin {{book ref|sa3|17}}
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Vai sniffled and asked why, that they never tried to hurt them, they were nice. She even promised that she never hit anyone when she was mad. Kaladin explained that he didn’t mean her, but Vai’s ancestors. However, he trailed off as he didn’t know how to explain slavery to a seven-year-old. He tossed the waterskin back to her and she ran back to her father.{{book ref|sa3|17}}
 
Vai sniffled and asked why, that they never tried to hurt them, they were nice. She even promised that she never hit anyone when she was mad. Kaladin explained that he didn’t mean her, but Vai’s ancestors. However, he trailed off as he didn’t know how to explain slavery to a seven-year-old. He tossed the waterskin back to her and she ran back to her father.{{book ref|sa3|17}}
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| No. We’re nice. We’ve always been nice. I never hit anyone, even when I was mad.
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| Vai to Kaladin {{book ref|sa3|17}}
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=== Revolar ===
 
=== Revolar ===
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When the parshmen and [[Kaladin]] approached [[Revolar]], [[Sah]] carried Vai on his shoulder so she could have a better view. She held onto some wooden cards, clutching them like another child might carry a favorite stuffed doll. As they walked, Sah told Kaladin that he’d dreamed of the parshmen having their own city and here it was. Kaladin asked if that was what this was all about, conquering the kingdom, destroying humankind. Sah said he didn’t know, but he could not be a slave again and he would not let them take Vai and imprison her.{{book ref|sa3|31}}
 
When the parshmen and [[Kaladin]] approached [[Revolar]], [[Sah]] carried Vai on his shoulder so she could have a better view. She held onto some wooden cards, clutching them like another child might carry a favorite stuffed doll. As they walked, Sah told Kaladin that he’d dreamed of the parshmen having their own city and here it was. Kaladin asked if that was what this was all about, conquering the kingdom, destroying humankind. Sah said he didn’t know, but he could not be a slave again and he would not let them take Vai and imprison her.{{book ref|sa3|31}}
   

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