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Kaladin is performing an unexpected surgery on Miasal, a girl from his village. He had fortunately been nearby when the girl was injured. He begins working to stop her bleeding. After a short time, he succeeds, but realizes that his success was not due to his treatment but rather because the girl has died.
He leaves her father, Harl, to grieve over her, while trying to cope with the fact that he was unable to save her. His father finds him and tells him that his work had all been good, and her death wasn't Kaladin's fault. He leaves Kaladin, telling him that he'll have to learn when to care and when to let go.
|Kaladin||POV||Hastily treating a young girl with a broken leg. Talks to his father about not wanting to be a surgeon.|
|Lord Wistiow||Mentioned||It has been two months since his death.|
|Laral||Mentioned||Kaladin hadn't seen her in some time.|
|Harl||Appeared||Father of the injured girl. Angry at Kaladin.|
|Miasal||Appeared||Suffered a compound fracture in her leg and died from blood loss.|
|Alim||Mentioned||Had gone and fetched Lirin.|
|Lirin||Appeared||Was too late to save the young girl. But having inspected Kaladin's work, he praised him.|
|Valama||Appeared||Retrieved a candle to heat a knife for surgery.|