Character Interview: Elk Elfbourne

Last week I interviewed Leafman, one of two POV characters in my latest Half-Elves rewrite, and this week I’m interviewing his older brother and the other POV character, Elk. He’s been the oldest of his siblings for the past nine years, and he’s a natural leader. He does his best to be a good brother, but he has a tendency to overlook things or only see the surface of his siblings’ issues and fail to support them effectively. Still, he’s super compassionate and protective and loving and I really enjoy writing him. I hope you enjoy his interview. :)


Elk: *comes in and shakes hands with the interviewer* Hello.

Interviewer: Hello. How are you?

Elk: Doing well. How are you?

Interviewer: Doing fine. *gestures to the chair across from him* Have a seat. *takes his own*

Elk: *sits*

Interviewer: Are you ready to get started?

Elk: *nods*

Interviewer: What’s your name?

Elk: Elk Elfbourne… Alary.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Elk: Sixteen. I’ll be seventeen next month.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Elk: *nods* Four– five of them. I have a foster brother, Arthur; two younger sisters, Sarabrina and Saria; a younger brother, Leafman; and an older sister, Twilight.

Interviewer: What are your relationships like with them?

Elk: I’m pretty close with most of them. Except Leafman, who doesn’t let me close, and Twilight, who I didn’t remember until just a few days ago.

Interviewer: What led to you forgetting your sister?

Elk: My sister and my parents, actually. My siblings and I–Leafman, Saria, and Sarabrina–were apparently princes and princesses of a place called The Hylands, but we were sent to earth when we were younger so we’d be protected from a foreign king who wanted to kill us, or something like that. I’m not quite clear on the details, still, because it doesn’t really make sense to me. But anyway, we lost our memories when we went to earth and we’ve just been regaining bits and pieces since we got back.

Interviewer: Interesting. What are your parents like?

Elk: Laik is really cool; he’s a good king, he’s really warm and welcoming, he’s a good teacher. Zelda is pretty closed-off and quiet, so I don’t know much about her yet.

Interviewer: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Elk: Introvert.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite food?

Elk: KFC.

Interviewer: Mm. Good choice. Favorite color?

Elk: Dark green.

Interviewer: Do you prefer movies or books?

Elk: It depends. I think if I had to pick, I’d choose movies. But that might just be because they don’t have them in The Hylands. *chuckles*

Interviewer: What’s your favorite movie?

Elk: Rudy is really good.

Interviewer: Are you a football fan?

Elk: *nods* I’m the quarterback at my high school.

Interviewer: Do you play any other sports?

Elk: Nope. Just football.

Interviewer: What are some of your other hobbies?

Elk: Reading, watching movies, playing guitar, and occasionally singing.

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

Elk: Bravery.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Elk: Selflessness.

Interviewer: Is there anything you can’t leave home without?

Elk: My keys.

Interviewer: That was the last question. *smiles* Thank you for your time.

Elk: Absolutely. You too. *stands and shakes the interviewer’s hand before leaving*

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