Beautiful People -May

What’s good people? This month I decided to participate in Beautiful People hosted by the fantastical Cait and Skye.

In this edition I’m going to introduce you to my characters from my current work in progress: 12 Days to Die. Check out my Pinterest board all about it.

First up is Arwen my troubled main character, she’s an ISTJ assasin with a dark past. On to the questions:

How often do they smile? Would they smile at a stranger?

Arwen smiles very little, she would only smile at a stranger if she’s on a mission and she absolutely must.

What is the cruelest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?

She’s been told many cruel things but the cruelest is when her father was selling her to Blood Haven (the assasin compound) she was crying asking him why he would sell her. He tells her that she’s never mattered to him. Her reaction was to close up, never trust or love anyone ever again. *cries*

What is the kindest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?

Her mother told her kind things all the time, the kindest thing was when her mother told her that she was her life and she would love her forever.

What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?

The day her mother took her to the ocean and they spent the day on the beach. The seagulls struck her, how free and alive they were. Arwen remembers it so powerfully because the next day her mother died.

What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading?

Miracles Boys by Jacqueline Woodson (I love this book with my whole being you guys) Arwen needs this book in her life because she could relate to the main characters since their mother died (not a spoiler btw) and because she needs to know that there are books about people that look like her.

Have they ever been seriously injured? How severely? How did they react?

Not seriously injured, just normal assasin stuff; cuts, open head wounds, broken toes etc. She’s pretty chill with pain.

Do they like and get along with their neighbours?

She basically ignores her fellow assasin neighbors, if they leave her alone then everything is cool.

On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with?

She’s a 9 because she’s snappy and closed and no fun at all. She thinks everyone else is a 10 so that makes her even more difficult to get along with.

If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go?

She’d go back to the ocean, so she can remember happier times.

Who was the last person they held hands with?

Her mother, on that day at the ocean.

I’m super excited about this story and my characters. Tell me what you think about Arwen in the comments. And let me know if you want me to do this for my secondary character Fletcher.

Until next time, stay fly friends!



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