Character’s Interview: Aimee & Erin

Aimee

Character’s name: I’m Aimee, although depending who you ask they might know me as Nicole – it’s complicated.

Personal history (parents, siblings, history, backstory): I never really knew my father, he wasn’t important to me and then my mother died of cancer before my sisters fifteenth birthday, suddenly I became a parent for her – if only that was my biggest struggle in life. My sister died on her fifteen birthday. Her throat was slit and to this day I still do not know if it was a blessing or a curse.

Personality (pros & cons)
I have been told that I am strong, i’ve been called a bitch, worthless … Nothing. Through it all though I kept fighting, living for those who weren’t as lucky as I was. I was taken by Draco, forced to live this horrendous life but out of it i built something better. Something that made the hell I was in worth it.
I am not trusting but loyal to those I love. I don’t forgive easily and I take revenge very seriously. I have seen death, and it no longer scares me.

Why will reader sympathize with this person right away?
Right from the start you know that Erin is all I have left in the world. You know I have lost so much and how important this birthday is to both of us. How happy we were, how amazing that holiday could have been. Instead you witness with me my sister being murdered, you witness the start of an incredible trip only to see that we would never get to spend that time again. What I endure is not for the faint hearted but every second I only thought of my little sister and how much I needed to live for the both of now. How I needed to honour her.

What does character want from life?
I want to be happy, of course but I also want to protect women who weren’t as lucky as me. I want to stop this happening to other girls. I don’t want anyone to go through what I went through.

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do? I would be with someone incredibly special to me, and I would do something so simple. Just sitting by the fire, with a glass of hot chocolate and snuggling close together. That is my idea of perfection. That or kicking some low lifes ass.

What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they’ve known you for a while? When people first meet me they probably perceive me as weak or standoffish but i would like to think I am warm but guarded. I have learnt that it is necessary to not trust people in life.

What are you most proud of about your life? That I am alive and have some realm of a happy normal life

What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? What did you learn from it?
How long have you got? In reality nothing will ever compare to watching my sister die. I was so innocent then. So naive, That stays with me, her gorgeous face just washing over and her eyes glazing over. I have seen so many bodies and people being hurt in so many ways but now I am desensitised to it. Then it tore me apart. It changed my world.

What do you like best about yourself? Least? My husband ha! Least? That I am a little too damaged to ever truly be the Aimee my mother and sister knew.

How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?
Happier than I thought I could be. I count my blessings all the time. I wish my mum and my sister could see how my life is now.

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Erin

Character’s name: Erin

Personal history (parents, siblings, history, backstory) my mum died and it hurt so much. I was so unhappy. I couldn’t eat. I didn’t want to do anything but then my sister planned a trip to Rome for my birthday and everything changed

Personality (pros & cons)
I am.. was a free spirit. I used to love poetry but that doesn’t really matter, none of it does because now i’m just dead.

Why will reader sympathize with this person right away? because you are in the room with me when my life drains. You know its coming and you can’t save me. No one can.

What does character want from life? to be alive would be a start but I wanted to be happy again. Simple

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do? I would spend the day with my sister and I would tell her just how proud i was of her and that I am okay. I would tell her I love her.

What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they’ve known you for a while? I am bubbly and bright. I loved life at one point.

What are you most proud of about your life? My sister.

What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? What did you learn from it? My throat was slit by a crazy man, trying to scream when there is no connection to make it come out. I learnt there are some things worse than death, and Aimee knows most of them.

What do you like best about yourself? Least? I love my name. It means Ireland. One of the most magical places. I wish I had been braver, or smarter.

How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change? I am at peace. I am okay with mum, we are together. I wish I could let my sister know that. I wish I could hug her and tell her that me and mum watch her all the time.

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