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I know who she was. I’m bigger, I’m stronger, I’m faster. If Naime were to come back from beyond the stars and meet me as one mortal to another, I could beat her in any fair fight, including swinging a sledgehammer. I can outrun her, outrow her, certainly outlast her in any contest on land or air or sea.
I’m only human and only mortal and nobody in particular, but I have studied this frame and I know what I can do with it. I’ve made it mine, this house on earth.
I’m a bigger woman than she was at this age.
The clone considers her glorious progenitor, and decides in her own favor. Character interview for NaNoWriMo 2016 project The Clone’s Complaint.