She is useless in this village. She drags that dead leg around like a useless burden
Kira is a teenage girl in a book called Gathering Blue. She was born with a crippled leg and she is hated by mostly everyone in her village, Especially Vandera. Kira lives in a society where people like her are usually put to death. But Kira was saved by her mom's objection. She excels in the art of weaving and it is recognized because of her talent.
Recently, Kira's mother (Katrina) died of an unknown illness and Kira's father (Christopher) supposedly died from a hunt he never returned from years earlier. Most people believe he was taken by the beasts. The Cott Kira lived in for her whole life disappeared because in her society they burn down houses after death in hopes the sickness will not spread. Kira is an orphan with no home and people like her are useless in the village. Kira is in constant fear for her life
Vandera a powerful and feared woman in the village wanted to get hold of Kira's land so she was going to kill Kira. But they decided to take it to court. Jamison was her appointed defender he convinced everyone that Kira skill in weaving is stronger than her mother's therefore, she is useful in the village and her life should be spared. Kira is given the job of repairing the singer's robe.