Cinder: Mooooooom! Ender’s got the handsoap and is smearing it everywhere!
Cinder: Well? Aren’t you going to do anything about it?
Jane: Ummm… well, probably not. It’s pretty much the least destructive thing he’s chosen to do today, so I’m just going to go with it.
Cinder: Oh. [Pause] Saving your energy for bedtime, huh?
Jane: Oh, Ender, I love you. I love you.
Cinder: You’re saying that as if you’re trying really had to convince yourself.
Jane: No! I love him! Always!
Cinder: Even right now? When he’s being this evil?
Jane: Even right now. [Pause] He’s not being evil. He’s being a toddler.
Cinder: Was I ever this evil when I was a toddler?
Jane: [Pause] I know it might be hard to believe this, but if anything, you were worse.
Cinder: Really? Huh. And you didn’t freecycle me. [Pause] Because you loved me?
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