I discovered Beautiful People last week through fellow writer-bloggers Grace & Steele. As soon as I realized this was a writing-related meme, I knew I should join in. 🙂
And since it’s a Valentine’s edition, guess what this month’s topic is? Yup – fictional couples from our stories! Here are my answers to Cait and Sky’s questions, focusing on my WIP’s protagonist Eva and her love interest Aurek.
1. How long have they been a couple?
Eva and Aurek meet for the first time in this story. So, not very long at all.
2. How did they first meet?
That’s spoiler territory! 😉 Let’s just that at the end of Chapter 2, Eva threatens to kill Aurek. (Nice way to meet a future love interest, right?)
3. What were their first thoughts of each other? (Love at first sight or “you’re freakishly annoying”?)
Eva’s first thoughts about Aurek are crystal clear, probably because I’m writing the story from her POV. They go something like, “His people killed my parents! Let me cut his throat!” Of course, since I’m writing from Eva’s perspective, understanding Aurek’s first thoughts about Eva was more of a challenge. If I consider his perspective during the scene where they meet, he’s most likely thinking, “Was that a Faerie woman who attacked me?”
4. What do they do that most annoys each other?
They’re both stubborn. When one refuses to compromise, it irritates the other.
5. Are their personalities opposite or similar?
A little of both. They’re loyal to each other and to other characters they care about. They’re also practical and share similar values, including the well-being of their own races. Aurek’s more patient and tactful than Eva, however, while she’s more direct and emotional. They balance each other out, which I think is important.
6. How would their lives be different without each other?
Eva wouldn’t have learned to let go of her past – and her vengeance – if it she hadn’t met Aurek. As for Aurek, he wouldn’t have been able to reclaim his people’s kingdom – or found a woman he considers to be his equal – if hadn’t met Eva.
7. Are they ever embarrassed of each other?
I don’t think so. At least not yet…
8. Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?
Aurek’s older brother Drasten despises Eva. Then again, she doesn’t like him that much, either. Then there’s the issue of the two of them being together in the first place, since Eva is one of the seven Councilors of Selanaan, and Councilors are forbidden from being in romantic relationships… 😮
9. Do they see their relationship as long-term/leading to marriage?
They haven’t been together long enough to think that far ahead yet.
10. If they could plan the “perfect outing” together, where would they go?
Either the tropical rainforest of Suderland or the seacoast cliffs near the harbor city of Maratel. Those are the first two places in their world that come to mind. But honestly, they cherish whatever time they can spend together, which isn’t much.
Hope you enjoyed this first edition of Beautiful People! I know the information above isn’t much to go on for either character and their relationship. However, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to post them below!