Though Igmuthanka died many decades before this story begins, he had such a strong impact on Cansasa’s life that he is actually still present in his everyday life. Cansasa (Michael) often remembers him and his memory guides him and help him navigate a difficult part of his life.
I tried to make Igmuthanksa as real to the reader as it is to my character. This is one of the first episodes he appears in.
Like Cansasa’s only sister Wicowaste, Igmuthanka was the child of their father’s first wife and had been a warrior for a long time now as his body showed. A scar cut through his right cheek from the corner of his eye to the corner of his mouth, making his face look grim even when his eyes – like now – gleamed with amusement. He had earned that scar, together with his first coup, on his very first raid for horses, when Cansasa was merely two. His slick dark hair reached to his waist and was now braided up in four braids falling two on his back and two over his wide shoulders so to reveal the scars of three Sun Dances on his chest. None were new, because Igmuthanka hadn’t danced this summer, having chosen to be his brother’s guardian instead.
Cansasa’s fresh wounds burned.
“Thought you wanted to know.” Igmuthanka winked at him and threw the bones skyward.
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