wingthing said: And now I'm gonna curl up in a ball and weep at the thought that Vaya might have been pregnant with Pike's baby when Kahvi abandoned her to be cut into pieces by trolls.
Oh no you made me sad
The Go-Backs have always been a bit odd like that, they don't really see death the same way as the Wolfriders but why Dewshine got to fight is weird. The Wolfriders are usually extremely protective of their lifebearers (Rainsong and Tyleet just to name a few) and for them it would be common sense to have them stay behind.
wingthing said: Did Dewshine make a rousing "my body, my choice" speech?
For me it makes the most sense if this is what happened, but damn I would have liked to see this.