Elaina looked away, uncomfortable. Tanara did not look away, but in sensing Elaina's discomfort, she turned her attention to her sister rather than answering Raschel's question.
"I did the right thing," Tanara insisted. Elaina shook her head.
"Did it hurt?" she whispered. Tanara's answer was immediate.
"No," she said quickly.
"Don't lie to me, Tanara," Elaina snapped. "You never were very good at it... unless you used the Force to help."
"Yes, it hurt, but what was I supposed to do?" Tanara demanded, now angry. "If I had not taken Kira from you, you would have continued to be supressed inside your own mind. Through you, she'd have continued trying to kill me. Should I have killed you, Elaina?"
"Yes!" Elaina exclaimed. "Yes you should have! Anything to keep you from harm."
She burst into tears and Tanara pulled her close, also crying.
"It's okay," she whispered. "It really is. I did the right thing. We'd both be dead if I didn't do it. You know it, too."
"I know it," Elaina agreed. Then, she turned to Raschel and attempted to speak through her tears.
"I do not know if I will be permitted, but I should like to travel with my sister," she said.