Beautiful People is an awesome link-up hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In to help you get to know your characters better. This will be my third time doing it (I loved it the first two times!), so today I'll be interviewing both and Taylan and Mida.
It might be a tad long, so buckle up!
Super quick, here's a little bit about Golden Revenge:
Taylan is a refugee from a vicious civil war, bent on getting revenge. Mida is a princess cursed with the touch of gold. Poverty traps Taylan from returning to his home, while Mida delves into the illegal magic market to find a cure. When rebels escape their war-torn country to recruit refugees and raise funds, the answers to all their problems might lie in the two teenagers.
But in this game of war, there are no winners.
Taylan - Definitely, especially a marriage to a certain lady called Feriha, even though he always gets a little nervous around kids, fearing he'll accidentally hurt them. (This is because of a bad experience with his dad in the past) But he only wants to start his own family once he's gotten revenge.
Mida - She doesn't want a husband or kids, because of her gold touch. The curse makes her isolate herself from people; she views herself as a monster.
2) What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn't necessarily have to be a physical weapon)
Taylan - He favours knives because of their light weight. I'm not sure if running counts, but he's very fast, and so also uses that to his advantage.
Mida - Words. Oh, she can cut you to the core of your existence with a well placed sentence.
|He uses knifes like this, but with leather hilts|
Taylan - He took a job he hated to his bones because he knew that the refugees back at the camp needed the money. He spent almost all of his salary on medicine, food, and other necessary items they were desperate for. The thought was if he could ease their suffering for a few moments, it would be worth it.
Mida - This is more a continuous thing than a one off: her brother Anton changed completely when he lost his wife and child. Sometimes he would just be silent and lost, and other times cry non-stop or smash things in his room. Mida would spend days with him at a time, just being there with him and trying to ease some of the grief.
4) Have they ever been physically violent with someone, and what instigated it?
Taylan - Many times. When he's reminded of his home country, Paralin, often flashbacks hit him hard and make him aggressive with everyone.
Mida - It takes a lot to make Mida use her fists instead of her words, but if someone in her family is wronged, she might give a good kick to the gut. Or a window.
5) Are they a rule follower or rebel?
Both of them are rebellious. Mida is more of a rule-bender who can twist any law her way; Taylan just straight out smashes rules and kicks aside the debris with no regrets. For a good cause, of course.
6) Are they organized or messy?
Taylan - Organized. Everything has its place.
Mida- Messy. Who needs a clean room? It's organized chaos, after all.
7) What makes them feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way?
Taylan - When someone shows interest in his sketches, he feels like they care, even if they're not an arty person. Feriha showed interest in his sketches... ;)
Mida - When someone spends time with her. They don't have to be doing anything interesting, but just them being there by her side is enough. Her brothers sometimes invade her study or room to
8) What do they eat for breakfast?
Taylan - Anything around. If it's edible, it's still food, right?
Mida - Sass.
9) Have they ever lost someone close to them? What happened?
Taylan - I hate recounting this because it's super depressing, but basically he lost his mother and sister when Paralinese royal soldiers attacked and burned their village in one night. I won't describe how they died because it's pretty graphic.
Mida - Her sister-in-law and niece (Anton's wife and child). The believed cause of their deaths is a storm wrecked their ship.
10) What's their treat of choice? (Or, if not food, how else do they reward themselves?)
Taylan - Moussaka. Always moussaka.
Mida - She loves these refreshing sweets which are like little frozen ice cubes, but instead of water it's frozen lemonade with little flower petals in the middle. Yum.
Have your characters ever lost someone? Does Golden Revenge interest you? Also, if you've done Beautiful People link down below; I'd love to check them out!