Follow me. For the next two months, we will wander onto the unknown paths of A Time to Die. I expect we’ll meet new characters, foreign places, wondrous inventions, and maybe a little danger…
Character Interview #3 — Willow
Hi Willow, thank you for letting me interview you. Tell me a little about yourself.
I’m spring eleven, albino, and live in the forest.
You certainly get to the point. Why do you live in the forest?
This is where my people are. You should live in the forest. It is much better.
But don’t you want to travel and discover big cities?
Someday I will. I will not live there, though. I will live with Elm and my family. We must care for the trees.
What are some things you like to do?
What do you mean?
I like to walk on tightropes. I like to barter with traders when they bring technology to my village. I like to climb trees, but I must be very careful or I’ll have to atone. Atoning is good, but I’m still afraid sometimes.
What does atoning mean?
We should not talk about it. Alder does not like sharing our ways with people outside the village.
Okay, well how about this, who are your closest friends?
Elm. He is my grafting partner. Parvin and Jude-man are my friends, too. Who are your friends?
Well, we’re not here to talk about me.
Why not? We could be friends.
That’s nice of you. Let’s move on. What—–
Don’t you want to know me? I want to know you. Where are you from?
Of course I want to know you. That’s what this interview is for, to focus on you. Not me.
I think I need to go now. I need to fix my sling and gather stones before we go hunting tomorrow.
Wait! We just started the interview!
I need to work. Everyone else is working. I should help them. You can come with if you want.
I can’t. But may I ask you one more question?
What is one thing you fear and one thing you love?
That is two questions. *giggle* But I am afraid of darkness trapping me. When it is night out and I get stuck — like in a cave, or under a falling tree — I get very afraid.
I love games! Hiding games, games with stream pebbles…any games. And I love stories. Jude-man tells good stories of princesses and warriors.
I love games, too. Well, I’ll let you go prepare for your hunting trip…if you have to.
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Oh, alright. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
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