Jig's wishes are unclear in this story. She constantly asks her male companion what he wants to do in regard to her pregnancy, and she says, "I don't care about me." Later, however, she seems to want her male companion to care about her pregnancy and to want her baby. She asks him whether her pregnancy means anything to him, and she does not seem satisfied with his explanation that an abortion is a "perfectly simple" operation. She then begs him to be quiet, which implies that she is not satisfied with his answers to her questions. She seems to want to believe him to the effect that she can go through with the operation and return to the way things were between them, but she also seems to doubt his facile assurance that this is the case. In the end, she feels conflicted and seems to have more invested in her decision about what to do with her pregnancy than her companion does.