My writer’s group, The Pocket Watch, is hosting this blog hop all about our favorite characters!
For my contribution, I thought I would interview my couple from Night Vision, Alex & Theron. Don’t worry, it will be short 🙂
As a refresher: Alex is a human, and Theron is a strige (a creature who feeds off emotions.)
So let’s pretend Alex & Theron are here, and see how this goes down…
“When did you know you were in love?”
Alex: One day he came over and helped me fix my lawnmower, and after he left I was happy for days. I knew then.
Theron: That is wrong.
Alex: What? What are you talking about?
Theron: If you knew it then, I would have known as well, and I did not.
Alex: Maybe I didn’t want you to know.
Theron: Ridiculous. I would have felt it. You were still unsure of our love then. I remember.
Alex: You’re so old. Your memory must be failing.
Theron: [shakes head] My memory is perfect.
Alex: Then why don’t you answer all the interview questions? I’ll just sit here.
Theron: I could do that.
Alex: Oh my God.
“So Theron, if you can read emotions, is it possible for humans to lie to you? Has Alex ever lied to you, that you know of?”
Theron: He lies often.
Alex: I do not!
Theron: Omissions are a type of lie.
Alex: Oh, for fuck’s sake.
Theron: Are you denying you keep things from me?
Alex: No. Actually, I’m keeping something from you right now.
Theron: I knew it.
Alex: [sighs dramatically]
“If you could change one thing about each other, what would it be?”
Alex: The way he thinks he knows everything.
Theron: His table manners need drastic improvement.
Alex: Wow. That’s harsh.
“What is your favorite thing about each other?”
Alex: His eyes. They’re fantastic.
Theron: I was going to say his sense of humor, how he can always make me laugh. Was it supposed to be a physical thing?
Alex: Well, now I feel like a superficial asshole.
Theron: [smiles] It is all right, agape mu, answer it again.
Alex: That’s my favorite thing right there. He always wants me to be happy. If he senses I’m upset he’ll do anything to make me feel better. It’s very flattering.
“Alex, you’ve said that Theron is stronger than you physically, as well as having some rather impressive supernatural powers. Are you ever uncomfortable with that?”
Theron: I’ve never felt fear from you. In what way are you uncomfortable?
Alex: I guess I feel a little inadequate. I’m used to being with guys that aren’t much bigger or stronger than me. Sometimes with you I feel kind of weak.
Theron: You are not weak. You bring me to my knees often.
Alex: [laughing] Not here, Theron.
“What was your childhood like?”
Alex: I grew up in a suburb, went to public school. I have two older sisters, and they constantly teased me. I had a great childhood.
Theron: I lived on a large estate with my parents. I socialized frequently with some other strige children, but it was a quiet life. I was alone often.
Alex: That makes me sad.
Theron: I like being alone. It was not sad.
“What do you do for fun?”
Theron: Alex has been cooking with me. We have been trying something new each week.
Alex: I mostly just help, but yeah, that’s fun. Also we’ve started snorkeling, and we’re going to try spearfishing soon.
Theron: No. That is dangerous for you, Alex. We are not spearfishing. We have discussed this.
Alex: Our first trip is next week. I already paid for it.
Theron: And you say you do not lie.
Alex: Just think of how you’re going to cook all the fish we catch.
Theron: Hmm. Good point.
“What do you argue about most often?”
Alex: We hardly ever really argue.
Theron: We pretend to argue a lot, though.
“What is the difference between a real argument and a pretend one?”
Alex: I win all the real arguments.
Theron: True. [whispers] Because I let him.
Thanks for reading! If you’d like to know more about Alex & Theron, pick up Night Vision and read their story.
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