“After that we stayed quiet, still and good like dad asked us to.
There were no more jokes nor chat.
We could hear screaming and the sound of things being smashed
from the lab, and after a while someone started crying.
I’d only heard dad cry once before: that day when you and I were bad and
went too far away from the house, and I lost my tooth and you fell asleep.
I don’t like the sound of it.
And to top it all, Violet defends her as if she was
a harmless ewok cub or something like that.
She’s not an ewok baby, she’s a terminator in pigtails.
(An ewok cub would have been awesome.)”