Blood is Thicker than Water

It made Shiri think of the expression people loved to throw around about blood being thicker than water. It was a bunch of bull, of course, and a misrepresentation of the saying. The actual saying spoke about blood lost in battle being thicker than water from the womb. The ties that bind us through living are more important than those that bind us through birth. There was no more honest truth than that, and she could see that this young woman lived by that rule, no matter the familial repercussions. Perhaps she was too young to understand the choice she was actually making, though that was being unfair to the girl. Idris always said she was the smartest person he had ever known, and he was not one to tolerate stupidity in any form (it was a family trait).