Happy Monday!! We’re back today with another character interview. I might tear up a little on this one. Eden’s big brother, Cyrus, is here with me, ready to answer some questions.
(As before, interviewer questions are in BOLD.)
Hey, Cyrus! Are you ready? *grins* Oh, absolutely! Let’s do this! We know your full name is Cyrus Cavalleri, but do you have any nicknames? Sure. Eden and Lin call me Cy. I’m sure the council calls me all kinds of things, but I don’t dwell on their negativity. They’re just a bunch of old sourheads.
What’s your occupation? I am on The Council here in Druxy. I’m in charge of general health and welfare. I make sure everyone gets fed and that the general populace is taken care of. Is it a hard job? *rubs neck* It can be, well, pressuring. Not everyone agrees with the decisions The Council makes. Heck, we don’t even agree with each other sometimes. Do you like your job, though? *grimaces* No, not really. But it’s what I’m good at. Leading comes second-nature. Plus, I need to take care of my father’s legacy. He was on The Council before me.
Do you have a motto? Sure. Always look for the silver lining. How does that affect your everyday life? Well, it helps me to make it through a day in this gray dump. Living underground, constantly throwing your baby sister into the lion’s den, fighting to make the best decision… it can all be really depressing. But it’s important for everyone that I remain positive. So, I do. Or, I try to. Things have been really hard here lately.
You said that your life right now is depressing. How about your childhood? What was that like? *laughs* My parents tried really hard. I’ll give them that. They did their best to make sure I have more good memories than bad. Everything was golden most days. Did they treat you differently than Eden? Of course. I’m the oldest, the one responsible for her now that they’re gone. They were more serious with me when it came to the dangers of the world above us and the risks they were taking every day. I had to be trained harder than she did, even though she’s so much better at fighting the machines than I am. I love them all— Eden included— but I sometimes wanted to kick back like she could.
When and where are you the happiest? I may have said this a couple times, but I freakin’ adore my sister. So anytime we can be together is heaven on Earth. I have this one memory of a night when we snuck out to the river to watch the sunset. I wrapped my arms around her, and we cuddled up in the shadows so the patrols wouldn’t see. *sighs* I don’t know why that made me so happy… So you and Eden are really close? Inseparable. I’m one hundred percent sure we’d die for each other.
If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why? I’d convince my parents not to let Eden go on supply runs with them. I’d give anything to have been able to keep her out of that world, to keep her safe. It was too late for them, but if they’d never trained her, maybe she’d… I don’t know… be content with me down here. I’m terrified I won’t always be able to protect her.
You’re an amazing brother. You know that, right? *smiles* Thank you. I try. Let’s switch gears and talk about some of your opinions and beliefs. Sounds fun! Do you believe in soulmates? *thinks* This might be a little… mean. But no, I don’t. Relationships take work. Nothing really comes that natural. That’s not harsh. It makes sense. So, do you want a relationship? I’m not looking, per say. I think I’m a little picky. Have you ever been in love? Romantically? I don’t think so. I’m sorry to hear that. *laughs* Don’t be! I told you— I’m picky. What are you looking for in a romantic partner? *thinks* Um…. someone smarter than me, probably. Probably younger, because I like to be in charge. *laughs* Looks aren’t really important, but I tend to like darker haired individuals. Tall… gentle… funny… passionate… Cy, it kind of sounds like you’re describing someone I know… *turns BRIGHT pink*
Let’s, um, finish up with some rapid fire questions. Favorite color? Brown. Food? Anything that’s not soup. Ugh. Most treasured possession? My tulip book that Eden reads. What makes you laugh? Linux, really. He’s stupidly funny. Sad? When Eden leaves for runs. Angry? When The Council questions my decisions. Are you spontaneous or do you like plans? Oh, I’m a planner. For sure. Who do you most despise? Ugh. *groans* EMORY.
Alright. That’s it. I’ll let you go back to work now. Thanks for taking the time to come talk to me. Anytime, Amy!
Cyrus has a special place in my heart…
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Lots of love,