in other words, should the 2 women be a type that Aila notices throughout her travels? (I feel a kinship between them, myself.) or is it better for them to be more distinct? I don’t really know what I want here. do I want to emphasize the similarities in all these cultures? if so, should there be a figure like Maya & Radla in Tanu? or is that too much?
ugh. now I’m getting away from the storytelling and overthinking the damn thing. and I just don’t have enough brain cells for that right now!