(To be perfectly honest, I thought it was The Language of WORDS for like...awhile. Thankfully, I realized it before writing this post, eh?)
(To be perfectly honest, I'm also in a sassy, sarcastic mood, so there is seriously no telling what's about to take place here. No lifeguards here, so
So yes, I'm going to ramble about my two main characters from A Soldier's Freedom for awhile today. Because I don't really have a current WIP that I'm writing, so there's that. And I just got this book back from my fabulous team of beta-readers which was exciting and slightly nerve-wracking. (They were fabulous, I'm just terribly protective of this baby.)
(I might actually cheat, bend the rules, and not answer every question...but you can find Liv's full post with all the rules and questions and such by clicking on the graphic. *points*)
James and Alex are the characters to which I'm referring, although you probably already knew that if you've been around SBF for any amount of time. I love this duo so insanely much. They're fabulous. If I do say so myself.
(I'm using "fabulous" so much it's not even funny.)
What does your character fear the most?Failure.
How would they handle it if they were to face their fear?They both kind of have been or are faced with their fears in the book, sooo... Alex reacts by drawing away, locking her heart up and not letting anyone in if she has any reason to think she can't trust them. James avoids the situation and those that he feels he has failed, at all costs.
Do they want to get married? Why or why not?That sounds like a spoiler... Is that a spoiler? I think that's a spoiler. We're skipping this one, mateys.
On a scale from 1 (messy) to 5 (organized), how do they rate?Hahaaa. xD So neither one of these two could be classified clean freaks... They aren't terribly messy either, though, I guess.
Alex may let clutter and laundry pile up around her apartment while she's gone to work all week, but she'll take care of it on the weekends. Maybe a 3 for her?
James is pretty messy, and sometimes lets his disability be his excuse for not washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen, or keeping his room tidy. Not that Alex lets him get away with that...
How do they feel about debates/disagreements?Both James and Alex avoid disagreements with friends and relations, but if its something they feel strongly about or a conviction of theirs that's being questioned, they'll stand up for themselves.
As for friendly banter, these two could go at each other all day. ;)
What do they bring to a battle (figurative or literal)?Well, James literally did battle (can you do battle? is that proper usage of the verb??), so ya know, like a gun would probably be a good idea... *cough* Yeah, this question kind of confused me.
What's their favorite thing to eat for breakfast?As to where James would eat anything and everything no matter the time of day, Alex doesn't often eat breakfast. Coffee, usually, but a "real" breakfast? Only if James insists.
How do they treat themself after a long day?Hanging out together? Alex's idea of the perfect date night without going out would be pizza, a carton of ice cream, and a movie.
What do you most want readers to glean from this story?
No matter what, there is hope. You're not alone. Jesus loves you unconditionally. So don't ever, ever give up on your beautiful life. <3
Thoughts on character link-ups? Have you participated in Liv's? If not, what are you waiting for, mateys!
~Faith (who's apparently a pirate now)