Character Interview: Ari Beckham

Ari is a friend of Rynn’s from The Masked Captain. He’s quiet and generally attempts to play by the rules, but also has strong beliefs and will do what he has to, to do the right thing. He’s incredibly loyal to his friends and family. Enjoy his interview! :)

Ari: *enters the interview room and bows slightly to the interviewer before taking a seat* Good morning.

Interviewer: Good morning. How are you?

Ari: I’m doing well. How are you?

Interviewer: I’m all right. Are you ready to get started?

Ari: *nods* Whenever you are.

Interviewer: What is your name?

Ari: *shifts his shoulders* Ari Beckham.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Ari: Nineteen.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Ari: I have three brothers.

Interviewer: What’s your relationship like with them?

Ari: *shrugs, gaze skipping around* We care about each other. They’ve all gone off to work in the military.

Interviewer: Do you have a job?

Ari: I’m part of the main Scythian military. All my brothers are in a different platoon or the border guard. *still not making eye contact*

Interviewer: What does the border guard do?

Ari: *finally makes eye contact* Currently, they defend Scythia from Vollak.

Interviewer: What are Vollak?

Ari: They’re wolf-men. Or man-wolves might be more accurate. They’re more like wolves, but they walk on two legs and they have long, sinewy limbs.

Interviewer: What does the main military do?

Ari: *sighs* Currently, nothing. King Rayth hasn’t mobilized it in decades. It’s fallen into nearly hopeless disrepair.

Interviewer: Why is that? It seems like the border guard could use some backup from the inside.

Ari: *nods* They could. I don’t know what the king’s reasoning is. I don’t understand it.

Interviewer: Hm. *glances at question sheet* Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Ari: An introvert.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite food?

Ari: Pork hash.

Interviewer: What does that consist of?

Ari: Pork and potatoes and sometimes carrots and cheese.

Interviewer: That sounds good. Do you have a favorite color?

Ari: Not especially.

Interviewer: Do you have a favorite book?

Ari: Not that I can think of.

Interviewer: What is your favorite animal?

Ari: I like dogs and horses.

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?

Ari: I enjoy playing chess.

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

Ari: Bravery.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Ari: *hesitates* Selflessness.

Interviewer: Last question. What’s something you can’t leave home without?

Ari: *lifts his sleeve a little to show a well-worn leather bracelet* I got this from my oldest brother when I was born. I had to grow into it, obviously, but ever since it’s fit I haven’t taken it off.

Interviewer: Thank you so much for your time. *smiles* Have a great day.

Ari: *stands and bows* Thank you. You too. *leaves*

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