“What do you mean, you don’t love me? You must love me!“
"I do not.” Control tapped xir foot impatiently and sighed. “This is not a family. We are not your parents.”
The experiment looked wildly around the room, eyes wide in shock and pain. “But… you love me, Doctor, don’t you?"
The doctor flinched and looked at the ground. "No,” xe lied, quietly.