Original Cindy's no fool. She learned to roll with the punches early on, and good thing, too, 'cause being friends with Max means the punches are always coming, usually when she ain't looking.
Max confesses about Manticore, and Cindy knows DNA don't matter none--they're sisters under the skin. She wishes the rest of the world would figure that out. She wishes Max'd get right with herself, stop trying to be normal when there ain't no such thing.
The day she watches Max and Joshua raise the flag over Terminal City, she thinks maybe Max has finally figured that out.