It’s that Beautiful People time agaaain! And I’m looking forward to it because I didn’t do it last month. *gasp* *shock* *ack* I haven’t skipped a BP in like…ever. WHAT IS THIS CRIME???
Now that I’ve officially finished my first round of edits for Burning Thorns, my brain is switching over to my Colors of a Dragon Scale series since I shall be writing the 7th and final book for NaNoWriMo. (NOT THAT I’M EXCITED OR ANYTHING.) Thus I decided to focus this BP on a CoaDS character. The problem is WHICH ONE? There are so many! *collapses*
I finally settled on Airen. (Pronounced: Ay-ren. Spelling subject to change since I was an uneducated potato when I made up these names and spellings apparently.) Because it’s just a crime my silly prince hasn’t had a BP yet. (Though he was featured in the couples themed one in February.) He adamantly agrees and is now begging me with puppy dog eyes to let him answer the questions. *sigh* I guess I can’t say no to that.
Airen Savriella is the crown prince of Sivral, the kingdom all my dragon riders are from. His own cousins, Naidren and Nyria, are dragon riders themselves, actually. His younger sister, Iraila, getting kidnapped spurred on the events of the series, in which Airen plays a pretty prominent role. The Savriella family is a very…unconventional royal family. Quite a fun-loving group, and some of my favorite people to write. Because just ‘cause you’re royal doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. ;)
And now with that brief background over, I’ll tentatively hand it over to him.
"Airen!" Naidren hissed.
Airen glanced his way, giving his opponent an opening. With a swipe of Darthidge's boot, Airen went crashing to his back. Before he could rise, Darthidge's sword met his throat.
"Match," Darthidge said, smirking.
"You weren't paying attention."
"Only because you bribed Naidren to distract me. I know your tricks. Only way you can beat me."
Darthidge laughed and pulled away his sword, instead offering Airen a hand. "Is that so? Then what trick did I use yesterday?”
Airen clasped his hand and rode the pull up. "You convinced me to get seconds at lunch, making me so stuffed I could hardly move."
Darthidge slapped Airen’s stomach. "Can't blame me for your bad eating habits. Or your inability to pay attention."
"I think you should clash swords with your cousin here," a small, dark haired man said, "since he did distract you after all."
Airen grinned and pointed his sword at Naidren. "What say you, Naidren? Shall we dance?"
1.) How did you come up with this character?
Come up with me? I am fearfully and wonderfully (also beautifully) made by the Creator Himself and—
Okay, okay, Airen. (Christine speaking here.) Maybe I should do this one.
*quickly intervenes* I honestly can’t answer this question for any of my characters, really. I don’t “come up” with characters. They pretty much all pop into my head and randomly appear in the story—full personality, appearance, and all. When I started the first book of the CoaDs series I was creating the royal family and Airen was just…there.
2.) Have they ever been starving? Why? And what did they eat to break the fast?
I most certainly have! Like that time I had to go to a council meeting which for some reason was scheduled at breakfast time and I had to skip breakfast. The best meal of the day! I thought I was going to die during the whole 3 hour long meeting. 3 HOURS. Thank the Creator we had a feast afterwards. I made sure to get plenty of sausages and mutton to refuel my poor, starving body.
Airen, that’s not— *sigh* You know, you could have gotten up earlier to eat breakfast before the meeting.
*gasp* How could you suggest such a thing? I needed my beauty sleep.
Juuust kidding. I’m always handsome, no matter what.
3.) Do they have a talent or skill that they’re proud of?
I just told you. Looking handsome, even when sleep deprived.
*grins* All right. Well…I’m guess I’m pretty decent at swordplay. (Despite that scandalous scene my author shared with you above.)
And you can eat 5 pastries in under 30 seconds.
How could I forget? The most important skill of all!
4.) List 3 things that would make them lose their temper.
Wellll, I’m rather easygoing. But if someone tries to harm my family or any of my loved ones in any way, I will put my sword training into practice.
I also don’t tolerate any cruel or boorish behavior from people, especially toward women and children. I can’t understand people like that.
And lastly, when someone takes my food. It’s a crime!
I think you cry when people steal your food, not lose your temper.
A true tragic love story.
5.) What is their favorite type of weather? Least favorite?
There’s nothing like a warm, sunny day. My sister, Iraila, and cousins, Naidren and Nyria, and I love to spend our free summer days out near the river when we can get away with it. And of course take Eryth and Bryth with us. While more recently we go on all four of their dragons. Unfortunately, Iraila and I don’t have dragons…
Ahem. Anyway. Least favorite would be mid-winter when it gets bitter cold. I take no pleasure in freezing to death, thank you.
6.) What is their Hogwarts house and/or MBTI personality?
Hogwarts? As in, where do we keep the pigs? We have many farmers throughout my kingdom of Sivral. But, um… *looks helplessly at author*
It’s okay, Airen, I’ll answer this one. Sadly, I don’t know the Hogwarts houses either because I’ve yet to read the Harry Potter books. (I knooow!) But for the MBTI personality type. Airen has a lot of the traits of the ESFP type, but also the ENFJ one. He’s the life of the party like an ESFP, but also very in tune to people’s emotions as with the ENFJ. (Actually, one day it shocked me to realize just how much Airen is like me, and I’m an ENFJ/ESFJ so… *shrugs*)
I’m just going to pretend I know what you’re saying.
7.) Are they more likely to worry about present problems, or freak out about the unknown future?
I suppose it depends on the problem. Such as right now, my sister has been kidnapped and our entire land of Aerigethel is breaking out into war. Now, I try to not be the worrying type but, well, there are some situations…
And the future can be quite daunting when one is expected to live up to his father and rule a kingdom. I just don’t know if I can ever be as good and wise a king as he…
But. *clears throat* That’s neither here nor there. Onward to the next question!
8.) What is their favorite thing to drink?
You absolutely cannot go wrong with a warm cup of melted chocolate! That’s one good part about the winter season.
9.) What is their favorite color? Least favorite?
Green, without a doubt. Especially in the early summer days when everything has bloomed and the hilly fields of Sivral are blanketed in rich green grass. Ah, what a view!
Hm. I can’t say there is any particular color I especially dislike. I know I for one look regal in any of them.
10.) What is a book that changed their life?
101 Ways to Cook Chocolate. Now that is a page turner! It gets me emotional every single time. I showed it to the castle cook and she said she’d make me a new dish from it every week. I nearly asked for her hand in marriage then and there.
Oh. Is that the end? What a shame! Christine, you must let me do more of these someday!
We’ll see. And stop giving me those puppy dog eyes!
I can’t help it. I just have naturally adorable eyes.
And there we have Airen. (He’s one of my top, top favorite
charries. Just don’t tell!) He’s a, um, handful. Heh. What
do you think? Do you have any silly prince characters?
AND have you joined in Beautiful People this month???