Outside the tent, Inan gives Amari her headdress, which he’s been carrying with him since Sokoto. They talk about his new status as a maji and the fact that Saran would kill Inan if he knew. Amari asks how she can trust Inan after all he’s done in their father’s name. He says he will earn her trust. Amari says she will try, but that her loyalties are with Zélie and her people now. She will fight him for them, if need be.
After seeing so much suffering in the kingdom and working closely with Zélie and Tzain, Amari no longer feels loyal to Saran. She has chosen her own path, and encourages her brother to do the same. After all, because of Saran’s extreme prejudice against divîners, he will doubtless murder his own son if Inan’s powers are revealed.