Today the lovely Jenna Whittaker is letting one of her creations speak.
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What’s your full name?
How old are you? Where are you from?
I don’t really know how old I am, nor do I see the importance. I was created by men as an adult, born in a laboratory. I’ve been taking care of the humans ever since I first awoke, and it has been at least a hundred years. It is difficult to tell time in the darkness.
What was your childhood like? Are you in love?
I have no parents and no siblings, and I know nothing of romantic feelings. I love the humans, especially those I care for personally, and I care for my fellow Crawlers. I don’t love them or feel as though they’re family, despite being my kind, for they all are of one mind—something I’m not a part of.
What is your biggest fear?
I’m afraid I’ll fail. In my overarching mission to save everyone, in my personal mission regarding the commune-dwellers and the child…
What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
I think the best thing that ever happened to me was finding Kira, and being given care of her. Through the innocent eyes of a child, I’ve learned to see a lot of the human interactions in a different way.
What matters most to you and why?
The humans. Ultimately, I would like to find a new world for them, as their ancestors had initially planned for them before anyone interfered.
If you could only do this in one word, how would you describe yourself?