She'd long since forgiven him for cheating on her.
The opportunities for cheating in the fur trade are very considerable, and most serious frauds have been perpetrated in the selling of sables that have been coloured or "topped"; that is, just the tips of the hairs stained dark to represent more expensive skins.
But, once free, he had no scruple in cheating the imperial brigand of his blackmail.
It's called cheating in the real world.
"I guess it's cheating when you can see the future," she mused.