To play along, post a picture of your hero with a character interview of at least 5 questions.
As a favor to Finnley, Grayson is taking time out of his busy schedule to help teach Eri the basic skills of a Protector. The three of them are in the middle of a practice session when Eri starts asking questions. Grayson is in blue, Eri in purple, and Finnley is green.
I can tell you’re thinking something, Eri. What is it? Why are you resting?
I'm trying to figure out the common qualifications of a Protector.
Ha, you've blown that out the window haven't you?
Whatever. Not my fault I'm a girl. So, if you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
No, I know that already. Pick a different one please.
Okay. I think that probably applies to all Protectors. How would your friends describe you?
Slow! Ha ha ha!
*rolls eyes* Finnley, you're not the Protector I want to hear from. Control your big mouth if at all possible. Grayson?
Obviously not a quality all Protectors hold. *glares at Finnley*
You either, blabber mouth! *laughs and nudges Eri*
Are you used to being up at night and sleeping during the day?
I've become accustomed to it.
You weren't always a night person?
No, some Protectors must become nocturnal. You know that.
Right. *tucks hair behind ears* Do you get much time to practice? Is there training required once you're a Protector?
Well, twice a week I'm with you. Sometimes Finnley and I get an extra hour in before our shifts on the watchtowers.
Do you get any free time?
I do, but not much. Because of my hours, I'm sleeping during my time off after duties at the solar farm and guarding during harvest celebrations, or spending it helping you learn.
*blushes* What would you do if I didn't waste all your free time?
You're not wasting my free time, Eri.
Whatever. What do you do in your time away from being a Protector?
I'm never away from being a Protector.
Do you think all Protectors feel this way?
Not Finnley. *laughs and hits him in the arm*
I'm so fast I don't have to be a Protector every second of every day, old man.
Are we done? Can we get back to practicing now?
Sure, thanks for taking me seriously.
I always take you seriously, Eri.
You forgot the best question! *nudges Eri in the ribs*
Finnley, what are you talking about? *cheeks enflame* Oh my God, shut up right now!
Nothing, thanks for answering so candidly, Grayson. Now show me how to do a leg sweep.
Good try, Eri. She wants to know if you believe in love at first sight?
*stares off toward the foothills* If you asked me two years ago, I would've said no.
*sweeps Eri's legs, pinning her to the ground, staring hard into her eyes* I shouldn’t.
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