Author's Note

I have no idea where this came from. I've never done a fic on this particular sensitive topic before, and don't think I will again. But I have been fascinated by the dynamic on this show between Sarah and Cameron, how Sarah has taken into her life and her child's life a being she distrusts so completely, and how she has resisted all attempts Cameron has made to humanize herself. I started thinking that in their line of work, with the violence they see, that Cameron's very non-humanity might grow to be a comfort sometime...

Anyway, if some under-played but clearly obvious mentions of rape will upset you, move on, please. If not, enjoy the fic and consider yourself clearly warned.

Timeline note: we're after Sarkissian, but the incident in the fic is wholly non-cannon.