After seeing a few bloggers participate in it, I decided to join the Beautiful People linkup. It is a set of questions several bloggers answer about their books or works-in-progress and share it with the readers of their blog. I thought it looked fun and that you, readers, might enjoy the peek into the story I am currently writing.
This edition of Beautiful people is the Valentine's edition, focusing on a couple. I chose to focus on my couple, Penn and Emma.
Q U E S T I O N S
How long have they been a couple?
About a year by the end of the story.
How did they first meet?
Without giving too much away, fourteen year old Penn walked through a portal and found himself face to face with twelve year old Emma. Emma, not knowing of the existence of portals, was shocked. A friendship formed out of the initial awkwardness, and many years later, Penn went back to pursue a more intimate relationship with his childhood friend.
What were their first thoughts of each other? (Love at first sight or “you’re freakishly annoying”?)
Their first thoughts of each other were ones of surprise, as you can imagine. After that, Emma thought Penn was a bit of a know it all, and Penn thought Emma as a bit of a child.
What do they do that most annoys each other?
Penn is slightly overprotective of Emma, which annoys her very much. In contrast, Penn finds it irritating that Emma is always determined to be involved, putting her in danger, instead of remaining placidly at home, as Penn always thought a woman should do.
Are their personalities opposite or similar?
Similar. They are different, but not polar opposites. Stubborn and determined defines them both.
How would their lives be different without each other?
Their lives would be totally different than each other. Emma eventually goes to the world Penn grew up in as a result of their relationship. The events that follow completely change the courses of their lives as they would have been. Emma would likely have stayed in her own world, gone to college, and had a career if she had not traveled to another world because of him. Penn, however, would likely be dead.
Are they ever embarrassed of each other?
Every now and again, but it is not a common problem.
Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?
At first, Penn was not supposed to have traveled to Emma's world at all. His parents would not have disapproved of their relationship if it were not for that fact. After that, nearly everyone approves.
Do they see their relationship as long-term/leading to marriage?
If they could plan the “perfect outing” together, where would they go?
Probably a picnic in the woods with some exploring and maybe swimming afterwards.
If you want to read any of the other Beautiful People posts, follow this link to the site hosting the linkup: http://paperfury.com/beautiful-people-6-valentine-edition/
What did you think? Any questions? How would you answer these questions for characters in a story you are writing?