Character Interview: Alastair Caverly

At the beginning of The Shadow Raven, Alastair is Nissa‘s boss. I’m trying to make him the main antagonist of that particular book, but so far I’m having trouble figuring out how to figure him into Nissa’s new life, so… we’ll see how that ends up working whenever I figure it out. I hope you enjoy his interview.


Alastair: *comes in and sits across from the interviewer*

Interviewer: Hello. How are you today?

Alastair: As fine as can be expected.

Interviewer: Shall we get started?

Alastair: Please.

Interviewer: What is your name?

Alastair: Alastair Caverly.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Alastair: Thirty-seven.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Alastair: No.

Interviewer: Do you have a job?

Alastair: Not one that most people would approve of.

Interviewer: Would you care to expand on that?

Alastair: No.

Interviewer: Right. Then… Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Alastair: *arches an eyebrow*

Interviewer: Of course. Do you have a favorite food?

Alastair: Beef.

Interviewer: Favorite color?

Alastair: Black.

Interviewer: Favorite book?

Alastair: I don’t have the time or the interest to read.

Interviewer: Do you have a favorite animal?

Alastair: Anything but a raven, a cat, or a dog.

Interviewer: That’s oddly specific.

Alastair: Cats shed everywhere, dogs are too dependent, and ravens are… unreliable.

Interviewer: Interesting… Do you have any hobbies?

Alastair: Only sparring.

Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?

Alastair: Intelligence.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Alastair: Neither. Honesty gets you killed and selflessness gets you killed faster.

Interviewer: One more question? Um… What can you never leave the house without?

Alastair: A long knife.

Interviewer: I’m, uh, glad we had this talk.

Alastair: *gets up and leaves without a word*

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