That lump in her mother's stomach is first fascinating and then disgusting.
Disgusting because she knows what it is.
Because her father spends so much time touching it.
Why? A lump can't do anything. It's just a lump. That is practically the definition.
She overhears her mother say,
She doesn't kick hard like Victoria.
Victoria manages to avoid looking at it the entire first week an impressive feat, really.
But Victoria is very capable of impressive feats.
Not like that lump it's still a lump, since it doesn't do anything.
Except sleep and cry
And get cooed over by all the grownups.
When nobody's around, Victoria approaches.
Tries to apply the scientific method to see what exactly is so special about this lump.
But there's nothing.
Three times she tries to run away from home.
Six times she tries to kill it.
Five times she is told that trying to kill it is a Very Bad Thing.
The sixth time, her father takes her aside and hisse