Well, there's a passage in the latest Easter Egg that suggests - to me, at least -that she has at one point been a victim of something
You check the shadows before you get out, alone, and go up the walk in the light autumn rain, alone, and unlock the door--alone, and aware of your situation, of the potential threats, of the night.
You are not a victim. You know how to fight. You carry a gun. You keep one hand free as you step inside and shut the door and key the security code.
Also, that ficlet was excellent.