Amari is frozen in the chaos. Even though her father trained her to fight, she feels motionless and weak. As Amari cowers, Tzain blocks an attack aimed at her, earning a slash on the arm in the process. He yells at her to get out of the way. She is full of shame. Then, their ship begins to sink.
Amari’s father always made clear to her that the ability to fight is the only marker of strength. Now, faced with a fight she does not want to join, Amari can’t help but feel weak and useless.