Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Character Interview 01

This interview was by Jennifer. Since I don't have much to share at the moment, I thought I'd repost it here:

Jennifer: Hi there Bran, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to join us here at Book Crazy.  Please, have a seat.

Bran(dressed in all black straddles a chair and props his arms across the back): Pretty human…wonder if I can make her squirm (eyes narrows).  Times like this, I wish I had Lil’s abilities.  I’d make this human postpone the interview until after I’ve tracked down that Lazarus demon in Tijuana.  No, Lil will give me hell if I don’t go through with this.  She warned me to play nice or else, and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for my girl.  But first things first.
Jennifer…may I call you Jennifer?

Jennifer:  Of course.

Bran:  You understand that you can never publish this interview. 

Jennifer(blinks):  I can’t?

Bran: No, you can’t.  As soon as the interview is over, Lil will erase all traces of this meeting from your memory.

Jennifer(frowns):  Why?

Bran(leans forward):  Because 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.

Jennifer (squirms):  Uh…uh….

Bran (smiles, dimples flashing):  I’m kidding.  No one is going to hurt you.  We, Guardians, hold human lives sacred.  In fact, our duty is to guard you against demons.  Without humans, we’d be lost, soulless beings like our brothers, the demons. 

Jennifer (sighs with relief and nods).  

Bran: However, Lil will erase your memory once this interview is over.

Jennifer (blinks again):  Oh, okay.

Bran (flashes another smile):  So what do you want to know?

Jennifer (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.

Jennifer(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?

Jennifer (looks confused):  Y…eees.  But I’m the one asking questions here, not you.

Bran (cocks his right eyebrow):  The human has guts, kind of reminds me of Lil.  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.

Jennifer(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’d 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 hard times ahead of her and I plan to be there for her.  

Jennifer:  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.  

Jennifer(smiling dreamily):  What's one of your favorite memories?

Bran(shakes his head):  Of Lil?  Those are private.  But I can talk about childhood memories, which includes learning about my heritage from my father, flying with my little sister, goofing with my brother… before things changed (Bran stops smiling).

Jennifer:  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 and an easy girl to love.  As long as we’re together, she’s happy.  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.

Jennifer:  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. 

Jennifer:  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.

Jennifer (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 our little sister.  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. (Bran stands up)  I think we are done here.  I have a demon to catch and interrogate.

Jennifer(stands too):  Just one more question.  Can you tell us anything about what's next for the Guardians? 

Bran (shrugs):  We’ll continue what we always do, fight the good fight.  Personally, I’d like Lil’s father to disappear forever.  He’s pure poison and she’s not exactly sure about how to deal with him.  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.  I don’t particularly care about what happens to the other trainees on a personal level although Sykes needs a girlfriend.  Do you know a single girl who’d have him?  He pisses me off when he flirts with Lil.  I’ve really got to go now.  Nice chatting with you, Jennifer.  Lil will be here shortly.


  1. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

  2. I love how Bran talk about Lil :)