From web story "Going Back Out" by Lynda Williams.
"Kid, I don't care what you scored in some lab back on Rire. I've earned my laurels where it really counts. Out there." Ann gestured at random with a thumb. Any direction on a space station was 'out'. "And as for the 'who's better than who' crap, let me ask you this. At what? You won't find many Sevolites running the Reetion mail. they don't share our values. And if you've got to discount everything that can't be measured straight up, how about Amel? He's one of the best they've got, but even he can be outclassed."
Ann tells off a young pilot who has lost the will to fly for Rire because she's realized Sevolite superiority in the cockpit isn't fiction, and she's used to being "the best".