Octavia E. Butler

“They forced you to have kids?" the man asked.
"One of them surprised me," she said. "It made me pregnant, then told me about it. Said it was giving me what I wanted but would never come out and ask for."
"Was it?"
"Yes." She shook her head from side to side. "Oh, yes. But if I had the strength not to ask, it should have had the strength to let me alone.”

Octavia E. Butler, Adulthood Rites
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Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis, #2) Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler
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