CHARACTERS' INTERVIEW 6
A: How is everyone doing?
Chase: Pretty well, querida, and you?
A: Please, don't call me "querida." I'm your creator; that's just weird and gross.
Chase: *arches a brow*
Terrence: *raises his hand*
A: Yes, Terrence?
Terrence: Actually, I think Chase should stop calling other people that too. I mean...
A: I agree. That's a pet name you should use only for Terrence. Okay, so... *peeks at her papers, looking for some questions* *raises her head* Stephen, can you be mine?
Stephen: *raises an eyebrow as high as the sky* Say that again!
A: *rolls her eyes* Not me, duh! That's a question from a reader asking if you would agree to be his.
Chi: Actually, I'm pretty sure Stephen is straight. Maybe ask Chase?
Terrence: Hey! *clutches Chase's arm*
Stephen: *laughs at Terrence's reaction, then focuses on the question* I'm sorry, sweetheart, I'm already dating Willow.
A: The same reader asked if you support the LGBT community.
Chase: *looks at Stephen pointedly, waiting*
Stephen: *stares back at Chase* What?
Chase: *flicks his hand at him* Oh nothing. I'm just waiting for your reply.
Stephen: *rolls his eyes* I don't owe anyone a reply, first of all. But since this reader is nice, I will give him an answer. Yes, of course, I support LGBTQ people.
A: Do you actually know anyone who's LGBTQ?
Stephen: *motions at the whole room* Well, a bunch of people here.
A: You don't actually know them, though. You've never even met most of them before today...
Stephen: *sighs, already annoyed* Whatever! I don't need to know someone personally to want what's best for them.
Chi: Says the dude who guards a work camp.
Stephen: *stares daggers at him* I sure don't see you sacrificing your a** anytime soon the way I did, that's for sure.
Chi: Oh 'cause that's you sacrificing yourself now?
A: Chi, you don't know everything. I would suggest you sit down and please shut up.
Chi: *freezes, startled by Alice's tone* I'll remember that next time you want me to recommend some French books to you.
A: I created you. Any French book you know, I know them as well. Now sit down, please.
Chi: *sits and glares at Stephen*
Stephen: *raises his hands* Hey, don't look at me like that, Little Brother.
Chi: *between clenched teeth* Don't call me that! I've told you ten thousand times.
A: Okay, anyway, moving on. The same person also asked why you are so handsome, Stephen?
A: Do you have anything to say, James?
James: I'm handsome too. But no one ever asks about me!
Stephen: *claps his hands* And the award for most humble guy in the room goes to Malone!
James: *flips him off*
Stephen: Really mature, Malone!
Akio: *interrupts* Actually, I agree with James.
James: *turns to him and gives a smile* Thanks, man. At least, you're a real friend.
Akio: No, I meant that it's always this dude everyone obsesses over. Him or Chase.
James: *his shoulders sag* Oh...
Akio: No, I mean, you're handsome, too. I mean... *get flustered and then deeply annoyed* Oh, just leave me alone!
Kayla: It's okay, honey. Take a deep breath.
A: Aaaaanyway. *turns to Narumi* Narumi, how many tattoos do you have?
Terrence: *frowns and nudges Chase in the ribs*
Chase: Hey! *clutches his ribs, but he bites his lip not to laugh at Terrence's jealousy*
A: *looks at Narumi again*
Chase: Her entire body is covered with tattoos. I would know.
Terrence: *clenches his jaw* Mhm!
A: Terrence, sweetie, we all know Chase has had many...uh...you know, lovers over the years. There's no need to make a fuss over it.
Stephen: *makes a face* Did you just call him "sweetie"? He's not five, you know.
A: *smiles with all her teeth* Are you jealous? Do you want me to call you "sweetie" too?
Stephen: No, thanks!
Chi: She's calling him that because he's her favorite. We all know that.
A: Actually, Stephen is also my—
Chi: *makes a face*
A: Nevermind... Anyway, Narumi... *looks at Narumi* Why do you like getting inked?
Narumi: I can't say much because it's in my story. But my brother Katsuo introduced me to it.
A: Okay, we shall leave it a mystery for your story, then.
A: *turns to Chase* Someone asked if your phoenix tattoo is the only tattoo you have, and if you can tell us the story behind it.
Chase: Yes, it's my only tattoo. It's big enough that it cost me a fortune. And the phoenix is a bird that rises back from the ashes, so that's the story.
A: Well, can't you go into details?
Chase: No, I don't really want to.
A: *sees the sullen look on Chase's face and changes the subject* Would you get a tattoo for Terrence?
Chase: Do you mean like his face or his name?
Chase: Maybe his name. But he'd have to do the same for me, and I know he hates needles, so...
Narumi: You could get his name spelled in katakana.
Chase: *ponders that option* Sure, why not?
Terrence: *whispers to Chase* I have no idea what she just said.
Narumi: Japanese lettering for foreign words and names.
A: Chase, if you aren't spending time with Terrence, what is your favorite pastime?
Chase: *rubs his mouth* Am I supposed to have only one pastime?
A: No, of course, but what's your favorite?
Chase: *smirks even more*
A: *confused* Uh...okay... Why the smirk?
Tina: I think we all know what his favorite pastime is.
Chase: *smiles* Working out. I enjoy working out.
A: I don't think that's what she meant.
Akio: *rolls his eyes*
Akio: Nothing. It's just... You had to go there.
Chase: *squints his eyes at him, confused* Go where?
Akio: *mimicking Chase* Oh look at me, hot as hell, super chiseled, and oversexed! My abs are rocks; my pecs are stones!
Chase: What's wrong with you, dude? I never said that.
Akio: No, but you were thinking it.
Terrence: That's not a nice thing to say, Akio.
Akio: *looks embarrassed and shuts up*
A: And what's your signature dish, Chase?
Terrence: *raises his hand to answer*
Stephen: Lower your hand. This isn't elementary school.
Terrence: *lowers his hand, deflated*
A: *glares* You're going to learn to be nice if you're going to be part of the group. I'm fine with you being nasty to Fox, but this isn't—
Terrence: *interrupts* I was gonna say that Chase's signature dish is his lemon pie.
Chase: *laughs* That's only because it's your favorite. Doesn't mean it's my best.
Tina: I like any meat he cooks. He's really good with sauces.
Akio: *rolls his eyes* Anything he's not good at?
Terrence: Well, he's not good at expressing his feelings.
Akio: *rolls his eyes harder*
Chase: That's kinda private, querido.
Terrence: I'm just saying...
A: By the way, Terrence, how often do you dominate Chase?
Terrence: *turns tomato red* I don't understand the question.
Chase: I think you understood real well.
Terrence: Did someone really ask that?
A: Yes, and I have to ask all questions.
Terrence: Do I have to reply? Where's all that coming from anyway?
A: You don't need to answer if it makes you uncomfortable. But there may have been a leaked scene from Chase's upcoming book...
Terrence: *his blush spreads down his neck* What scene?
Chase: *laughs, and Akio makes a barfing sound*
Terrence: Why are you sharing scenes like that in the books? It's real private.
Chi: Hey, she sure did share that cave scene with me and Thia, so it's only fair.
Terrence: Please don't ask stuff like that again. *his blush covers his entire face and neck*
A: Okay, no problem. The same reader asked how you feel about the nickname "cinnamon roll?"
Terrence: Uh...For me or for Chase?
A: For you.
Terrence: Well, I don't even know what that is, so...
A: Okay then. I guess we need to get you some because you're missing out. Also, what's your favorite thing to do when you're alone?
Terrence: *thinks about it* I like to walk around town and in the park and I don't know, stuff like that.
A: That's nice.
Terrence: I'd like to read books, but I can't do that unless Chase helps.
A: Does he read to you a lot?
Terrence: He does, but he always chooses the books.
A: You don't like the books he chooses?
Terrence: I'm not too fond of zombies...
Chase: *laughs* I'll let you choose the next book. How about that?
A: Well, that's all for today. I have more questions for Tyreese, Taylor, Jackson... It'll be for next time. :-)
END OF INTERVIEW SIX PART ONE
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