Character Interview: Nissa Quail & Detren Everlind

Since it’s February and the month of loooooove and all that, I figured it would be fun to do some character couple interviews. I’ve really been enjoying the joint interviews I’ve done of late (and I hope you have too. You can let me know if you hate them and I’ll stop. XD), and I figured it would be fun to revisit some previously-interviewed characters and see how they react when put with their romantic counterpart.

Nissa and Detren’s relationship is pretty rocky, and I wouldn’t say Nissa actually loves Detren in the true sense of the word, but he definitely loves her and she can’t deny her attraction to him no matter how hard she tries. Let’s get into the interview. :)

Nissa: *looks like she doesn’t want to be here as she takes her seat*

Detren: *looks semi-worried as he takes his*

Interviewer: Hello. *smiles* How are you?

Nissa: Fine.

Detren: All right.

Interviewer: Are you ready to get started?

Nissa: Sure.

Detren: *nods*

Interviewer: What are your names?

Nissa: Nissa Quail.

Detren: Detren Everlind.

Interviewer: How long have you two known each other?

Nissa: *glances at Detren* A month and a half, maybe?

Detren: *nods* That sounds about right.

Interviewer: Are you officially a couple already?

Nissa: *laughs hysterically and then abruptly stops and puts a dead expression on her face* No.

Detren: *chuckles* I’m not even sure that’s a good idea at this point…

Nissa: *nods* Exactly.

Interviewer: How did you meet?

Detren: *opens his mouth to answer*

Nissa: I stole his crown, and then I went back to steal something else and he caught me. It was rather unfortunate.

Detren: I wouldn’t say unfortunate… It definitely wasn’t the worst night of my life.

Nissa: *almost softly* No, I’d imagine not.

Detren: *winces*

Interviewer: Did you like each other when you first met?

Nissa: *shrugs* He was clever. He wasn’t what I’d imagined a prince to be.

Detren: *smiles a bit* I liked her just fine. She’s quick-witted and fun, even if she did steal my crown. *glances sideways at her, still smiling*

Nissa: *rolls her eyes*

Interviewer: What is your favorite thing about each other?

Detren: She’s passionate about things.

Nissa: *mutters* I choose not to answer this question.

Interviewer: What is your favorite thing to do together?

Nissa: Argue.

Detren: *laughs* It certainly seems that way. I’d say play chess? Or just… spend time together and talk.

Nissa: *snorts* Speak for yourself.

Interviewer: How would each of you describe your relationship?

Nissa and Detren: *in sync* Complicated.

Interviewer: What book would you end up with two copies of if you got married?

Nissa: I don’t read, and Detren has plenty of books on his own.

Detren: What she said.

Interviewer: What are your love languages, and how do you show affection to each other?

Nissa: I don’t have a love language.

Detren: Mine is quality time. I try to show affection to Nissa by being there for her and letting her talk.

Nissa: I don’t like to talk. At least not about feelings like you’re talking about.

Detren: *to the interviewer* Apparently I need to work on finding her love language.

Interviewer: *nods slightly* What’s your favorite memory together?

Nissa: *doesn’t answer, but you can tell from her eyes that she’s remembering it, and her expression softens just a little*

Detren: *murmurs* That night on the roof. *glances over at her*

Nissa: *refuses to meet his eyes*

Interviewer: *is just quiet for a minute, letting them have a moment, before moving on* What’s the most embarrassing story you have together?

Nissa: Oh Detren’s embarrassed himself lots of times trying to ‘help’ me. *her hard expression is back as she looks at Detren*

Detren: *shrugs* I don’t mind. *to the interviewer* I can’t think of a mutual embarrassment.

Interviewer: If you could do one thing for your partner, what would it be?

Nissa: I’d knock some of the compassion out of him. He’s far too soft for his own good.

Detren: *frowns at her* And I’d show you that being ‘soft’ is not a bad thing.

Nissa: *glares at him* Tell that to the sixteen-year-old girl who got kicked out of her home because she started to have feelings for a dumb prince and stopped doing her job properly!

Detren: *looks shocked* *quietly* I’m the reason you got kicked out?

Nissa: No, I am. For being stupid and soft enough to start caring about you. *turns away from him and crosses her arms, tears beginning to shimmer in her eyes*

Interviewer: *coughs, trying to ease the awkward* Um… what are some of your shared hobbies?

Nissa: *still silent, crossing her arms, avoiding eye contact*

Detren: *absently, still looking at Nissa* Chess.

Interviewer: Um… maybe we ought to cut this one short… Have a good day, both of you. *leaves*

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