Today I’m interviewing a few of the characters from The Return of the Fae series, which is coming soon. On my left are Alexandria and Ian Fitch and Nikos Antonakis. On my right are Gil and Miknon… um, what were your last names again? Right, never mind. (It’s rude to ask a fae for more name than they offer.)
(Alexandria is tall, thin, and brunette. Her brother Ian is blond and short for thirteen. Nikos has black curly hair and impressive muscles. Oops, did I say that out loud? Gil also has black hair, though his is badly cut, and he’s wearing a walking cast on one leg. No, he’s not holding a blue doll on his lap; that’s his sister, Miknon, who is an actual fairy. Excuse me, pixie.)
Where do you live?
Alexandria: We’ve lived all over, because Dad’s in the military.
Nikos: I come from Greece, but I’ll be in the United States for a few years for school.
Gil: Earth. Right?
Ian giggles: Right.
But where did you originally come from, Gil and Miknon?
Gil: Another world. Seven worlds, actually. But they are gone now.
It seems all of you have moved around. What’s your favorite thing about your current location?
Alexandria: Not moving anymore.
Ian: My new family.
Gil: All the space to run around. (He taps his cast.) Soon, I mean.
Miknon: Being able to go wherever I want.
What is your job? What do you do with your days?
Alexandria, Ian, Nikos: Student.
Miknon: Light bulb.
I’m sorry, what? Do we have a translation mishap here?
Gil: No, I think she got it right. The glowing thing that lights a room, yes?
What do you consider your greatest achievement so far?
Nikos: Getting my friends away to be safe.
Alexandria: Saving my mother and brother from Dad.
Ian: Convincing Alexandria to let me keep Gil.
Gil: I’m still working on a treaty with Earth.
Miknon: Stealing two hundred children.
Gil: Sorry, wrong word. RESCUING two hundred children.
Miknon: Right. Rescuing. That’s it.
You all seem pretty good at saving people. Who would you turn to if you needed help?
Miknon: My brother, even if he’s the one who got me in trouble in the first place.
Gil: Hey, that’s not fair!
(Miknon glares at him. Gil shrugs.)
Gil: Okay, maybe that’s fair.
Alexandria: I’d turn to my family.
Ian: Alexandria. She has a list for everything.
Nikos: Well, that is true. (He ducks her glare.) But she’s very competent.
Gil: So, there was this time Alexandria attacked a knife-wielding crazy man—
(Alexandria clears her throat.)
Gil: I mean, she wasn’t even armed, but—
(Alexandria folds her arms and glares. Gil shrugs and stops talking.)
So, what are your plans for the next year?
Alexandria: Get a scholarship for college and pass all my classes. I hope.
Ian: Learn a couple of languages.
Nikos: Pass my college classes.
Gil: Finish the treaty and make—someone take over for me so I can have some fun.
Miknon: Research murder trials.
Um, okay. Maybe this is a good time to end the interview. Thank you so much for talking with us today.
Marty C. Lee
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