[quote:fa2cc37b86] but she's a smart woman, she would know these things...right?
She's definitely strong and competent but "smart" isn't her strong suit. Wendy said she had more courage than wits.
Since it seems to have taken her a year to concieve Venka, I don't think she has conception magic. Which is too bad, it'd be cool.[/quote:fa2cc37b86]
Kahvi may have more courage than wits, but she's no fool. She has her own kind of intelligence-- a very practical kind.
So if she couldn't force conception, she must have been planning to keep Cutter with her till she "caught," however long it took. A bit Winnowill-ish of her, I must say. Talk about a "kept man"!
He certainly would never have stood for that.
It does seem to me that at about the time she let go of the Little Palace, Kahvi stopped thinking ahead even to any small extent. She was reckless when we first met her, yes, but not to the extent she became in the Kahvi miniseries. Sometimes it makes you wonder if she's completely taken leave of her senses.