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I'll leave you with an interview and picture of Bran (if you want to add him to your blog, I have a code on the left side of my blog). This interview was conducted by Carla and first appeared on Book Monster Review. Thanks for allowing me to reuse..
Carla: Hi there Bran, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to join us here at Book Monster Reviews. Please, have a seat.
Bran(dressed in all black straddles a chair and props his arms across the back): Carla…may I call you Carla?
Carla: Of course.
Bran: You understand that you can never publish this interview.
Celeste(a girl with long, wavy black hair and emerald green eyes walks in): What did I miss?
Carla (notes the similarity between Bran and the girl): Oh, who are you?
Bran (asks at the same time): What are you doing here?
Celeste (Dressed in pink and black striped tights under her black shorts, white top and black combat boots, she shrugs, her hands deep in her front pockets): I’m Celeste, Bran’s sister. Lil asked me to sit in on the interview. You know, to make sure Bran behaves.
Bran (covers his face and groans)
Celeste (grins): So what were you guys talking about?
Carla(blinks): Bran said I can’t publish the interview.
Celeste: Don’t listen to him. The Teen Guardians break the rules all the time.
Bran: No, they don’t and she can’t publish this interview. As soon as we’re done here, Lil will erase all traces of this meeting from her memory.
Celeste: No, she won’t.
Bran: Yes, she will. Humans are not supposed to know about us or what we do. If you’re recording this meeting and the High Council finds out, you will be terminated.
Celeste (rolls her eyes): Don’t listen to him. No one is going to hurt you. Guardians, hold human lives sacred. In fact, their duty is to guard you against demons. Without humans, they’d be lost, soulless beings like…like me—a demon.
Carla (squirms): Oh…uh….
Bran (points at Celeste): You…outside…now.
Celeste (gets up): What did I do?
Carla (sighs with relief when they disappear outside then Bran comes back alone): Where’s Celeste?
Bran (sits again): Somewhere she can’t cause mischief
Carla (blinks again): Oh, okay.
Bran (flashes a smile, dimples flashing): So what do you want to know?
Carla (consulting her notes, hands a little unsteady): Could you tell us…me a little bit about yourself?
Bran: I’m a Nephilim, a Guardian, I hunt down and vanquish demons. My grandfather was a Cardinal Guardian with the ability to manipulate water, an ability I inherited through my father. My mother (Bran frowns and shakes his head)…I don’t like talking about my mother, or me, for that matter. Are you sure you don’t want to talk about Lil. She’s more interesting.
Carla(smiles): Maybe some other time. This interview is about you. You have one of the most interesting names. Do you know the story behind it?
Bran (sighs): Do you know that most civilizations have written about us?
Carla (looks confused): Y…eees. But I’m the one asking questions here, not you.
Bran (cocks his right eyebrow): Okay. My father named me after Bran, son of Sea-god Llyr…Bran the Blessed…a giant of man…an honorable man. Of course, you do know he wasn’t just an interesting figure in Celtic mythology. He was one of us. I think we might be related somewhere down the line. You know, my water powers, he being son of a sea god and all.
Carla(nods): You have very different heritage than most, what do you find is the hardest part of being you? What's the best?
Bran (frowns): The hardest part is having my fellow Guardians look at me and see my parents. I’m not my mother or father. I’m me, an individual. I like to be judged by what I do and say, not who my parents were. The best part is using my experience to help the girl I love. Having known the dark side, I know how to avoid its seduction. Lil has trying times ahead of her and I plan to be there for her.
Carla: Could you tell us what you like to do in your spare time?
Bran(winks): Doing stuff with Lil…and train. Demon-hunting is a full-time job, and so is being in love with a stubborn girl. But I have several centuries to do both.
Carla(smiling dreamily): What's one of your favorite memories of your childhood?
Bran(shakes his head): Learning about my heritage from my father, goofing with my brother… before things changed (Bran stops smiling), flying with Celeste.
Celeste (yells from the hallway): We had to sneak around when he flew, so no one would know he had the ability.
Bran: Ignore her. She wasn’t always this impossible.
Carla: Your relationship with Lil is complicated, yet beautiful. What's one of your favorite things to do together?
Bran (grins again, dimples flashing): Lil’s pretty cool, except when she decides not to listen to me, which I’m afraid is quite often. We like to teleport to different places for lunch or dinner. She likes the beach the best. We’ve visited quite a few around the world. We’ve also dined at some of the best restaurants. (Bran laughs softly) We often don’t have reservation, but Lil’s power of persuasion makes that problem go away.
Carla: Can you tell us anything juicy about her we don't already know?
Bran: Oh no, I’m not going there. She’ll kill me if I tell.
Carla: Come on, just one tinsy little secret.
Bran (sighs, looks up and smiles): Okay. You’re a very curious lady, just like Lil. She’s very ticklish. Whenever I tickle her she kicks and screams and promises to vanquish me. But she never means it because afterwards we kiss and make-up. (Bran’s grin broadened) I think that’s why I do it. Making up is fun.
Carla (blushing): I am not entirely sure what to think about your brother, it's clear that you love him desperately though. Can you tell us something awesome about him we might not know?
Bran (no longer smiling): He’s very protective of Celeste. He and I don’t agree on many things, but when it comes to her, we’re on the same page. He’d do anything to protect her and so would I.
Carla: It’s obvious she’s a handful.
Bran: She says and does things to piss me off.
Celeste (yelling from the hallway): So not true. He’s mean and anal, and I don’t understand why Lil loves him.
Bran (sighs and stands up): She wants me to take her home. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Lil. My sister wouldn’t be here if it weren’t Lil.
Celeste (appears in the doorway, grinning, and crosses her arms): We finally agree on something. Can we go now?
Bran (makes a face): As you can see, she’s not very patient. It’s been nice talking to you, Carla.
Carla(stands too): Just one more question. Can you tell us anything about what's next for the Guardians?
Celeste (waves her hand): I can answer that. He’ll continue obsessing over what to do about his feelings for Lil and Sykes obvious infatuation with her. Remy will continue acting as the leader of the teens until Lil is ready to take over. Izzy will try to keep peace and make sure they follow the Cardinal rules, and Kim will continue being a bitch.
Bran (glares at Celeste): Are you done?
Celeste: No, I’m not. Bran will also continue watching out for me and Gavyn, too. He’s the best brother any girl can ever have. Lil is very lucky to have his love.
Bran (cheeks red, sighs): Done now?
Bran: I’ll be out in a sec, pint.
Celeste: Quit calling me that
Bran (ignores Celeste and focuses on Carla): You asked what’s next for the Guardians, right?
Bran: We’ll continue what we always do, fight the good fight. Personally, I’d like Lil’s father to disappear forever. I don’t like seeing her worried about what he’ll do next. I’d like to see my brother join the Guardianship program, but I don’t see that happening any time soon. He’s too pissed at them at the moment. Nice chatting with you, Carla. I hope we can talk again.