Guess what I’m doing today? No, really, guess. I now it’s sooo hard to tell. It’s not like the post title and giant banner there gives anything away.
You’re stumped, aren’t you? All right, I’ll tell you. I’m doing…
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. Aren’t you surprised????
And today I’m excited because I’ve chosen the ever mischievous and snarky fae boy Larke from my Beauty and the Beast retelling, Burning Thorns. (It just hit me…Larke the Snark!!! XD Ahem…sorry.) The last time I did a BP for him was back in MARCH 2016!!! OVER A YEAR AGO. He was having none of that. He does so like attention. So we’re back today to answer more questions. And yes, I’m allowing him to help answer them even though that never ends well…
(His answers will be in normal text, mine are in italics.)
The steady footfalls behind Larke hesitated, and he turned to find [Marigold] looking ahead, the before redness in her cheeks now drained. He halted the pulling vines.
“It’s big,” she said.
He followed her line of sight to the castle tucked between the trees before them. “Unlike you humans, we fae aren’t small minded.”
“No, just big headed.” And the fiery spirit returned. Good, she’d need it.
He moved on, waving at the vines to follow.
“Is he in there?” Marigold skipped up next to him, moving ahead of the vine’s pace and causing them to drag along the ground at her sides.
“If he eats me, I’m going to strangle you.”
“Well, that’ll be an interesting occurrence.” A patch of white and green stood starkly above the black ash, and Larke frowned at the bush of white roses blooming defiantly in the midst of the dead. “I don’t think you have to worry. It seems our Dragon has gone soft.”
“Why are we even here?”
“I thought it’d be a nice gesture to visit.”
“Visit? The Dragon? And do what exactly?”
“Oh, that sounds like a great plan. Why don’t we have tea with him as well? And what for dessert? Charred flesh? Human eyeballs?”
“Their tongues are much tastier.” He cast her a glance from the corner of his eye, and had to bite down on his own tongue to fight back the laughter at her horrified expression. Grabbing one of the vines, he gave it a tug. “Come on.”
. . . LARKE . . .
1.) What are they addicted to/can’t live without?
Think about it! How could you live without yourself? It’d be impossible. And you’re always with yourself, so obviously we’re addicted. Why else would we spend so much time with us? Besides, I like myself.
Yeah, well, I think you’re in the minority there.
2.) Name 3 positive and 3 negative qualities about your character.
Oh, let me start! Negatives: Controlling, manipulative, and stubborn.
Positives: A good leader, charismatic, and I stand firm in my beliefs.
Did you just turn the negatives into positives?
Yet another positive—turning the bad into good.
Pffffft. That’s literally the opposite of what you do!
That’s your opinion. It’s all about perspective.
3.) Are they holding onto something they should get rid of?
Like this strawberry pastry in my hand? Well, you can’t make me get rid of it, so there!
*rolls eyes* How about your bitterness towards a certain someone?
That “certain someone” deserves exactly what they got.
Like I said. Bitterness. Needs to go.
4.) If 10 is completely organized and 1 is completely messy, where do they fall on the scale?
I don’t know. 5? I like to keep things semi-tidy but messes don’t bother me all that much.
Obviously not, since you’re always making horrifying messes across the kingdoms!
*he grins* I like to refer to it as organized chaos.
5.) What most frustrates them about the world they live in?
Rules. Why does there have to be any? People are so set in their ways and following order. But why can’t we just do what we want?
There has to be rules, Larke. Otherwise people like you go around causing your “organized chaos”.
You just don’t know how to have fun.
6.) How would they dress for a night out? How would they dress for a night in?
Oh, let’s see here now. If I were to dress up I’d choose a tunic with gold thread that’d blind everyone who looked at it. My shining smile already blinds people, but may as well give the added bonus of blinding clothes. I’d want a cloak, too. Obviously. A big bright one. Probably gold also. Oh no! Red. Yes. A gold tunic and red cloak that makes a satisfying whooshing sound when I walk, of course. And obviously some shiny black boots to finish off the look.
Sorry. I just had no idea you were so into dressing up.
Everyone deserves to get fancy now and again.
I suppose you do like attention.
I wouldn’t want to be dressed like that all the time. Most of the time I’m perfectly comfortable in my green tunic and worn boots. It blends in nicely with the Forest.
So you can be sneaky and cause trouble?
7.) How many shoes do they own, and what kind?
Currently…one pair. The aforementioned worn boots. I used to have quite a few pairs before my life took a very…unexpected turn.
8.) Do they have any pets? What pet do they WISH they had?
Why yes! I just recently acquired one. She’s quite a handful, but what is one to do?
“You can’t just drag me along like a dog!” Marigold said, shaking her bound wrists at him.
Larke’s lips stretched into a wide grin. What a wonderful thought. Not exactly the ideal pet, but he could make it work. “Come along, Goldie.” He tugged on the vines and she stumbled forward.
She opened her mouth and spewed out what he was pretty sure were very unladylike words, but he didn’t pay much mind. Nothing but yaps of an unruly puppy after all.
That does not count! You can’t have a human as a pet!
But why not? They’re such amusing creatures.
LARKE. What sort of pet do you really want? Excluding humans!
I don’t know. I like puppies. Having a faithful dog follow me around could be fun.
Really? No Forest creature?
For shame! Forest Folk aren’t the type you have as pets. How degrading.
Oh, but having a human as a pet is fine?
9.) Is there something or someone that they resent? Why and what happened?
Oho, do I have a story to tell you! You would resent a person, too, if they forced you down into the—
NOPE. SHHHH. SPOILERS. We’re skipping this question!
But for 100 years I was—
10.) What’s usually in their fridge or pantry?
I…have no clue what a fridge is. But as for my pantry, I don’t actually have one. I just hunt and scavenge for my meals now. I did have all the food I could ever want before that thing happened that I’m apparently not allowed to talk about. *he shoots me a glare*
Yep. We’re leaving it there. I think you’ve subjected yourself to the people enough.
Everyone loves me.
*coughing, choking noises*
. . .
linkup this month???
So…there we go. What did you guys think? (Though please don’t give him a bigger head than he already has, gracious.) Do you have any more questions for Larke? I’m sure he would be happy to answer them… Also, have you joined in the Beautiful People