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I think you were fighting your destiny, and if left alone, maybe you might have even won. But I didn’t know that, and I came along and I sent you on that path and for that, I am truly sorry. I know how it feels, Duke, to be fighting to be the person, that you want to be when everyone is telling you to be someone else. Croatoan thinks that I’m his daughter. I… I look like her, I sound like her… Do you know how easy it would be to just say, “Sure, it’s good to see ya, Dad”, and stop being scared? I am so tired. I’m so tired of fighting my destiny. But I can’t give up, because when I look in the mirror, I only see me. I see the person that I truly am, the only person I want to be. So tell me, Duke. When you look in the mirror, when no one else is around… who… are… you?

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“ — Actually, it wasn’t, but… you know me. I like a challenge.”