Emma is the main character from my friend Mandy’s book Echoes, which is coming out on October 16th. I highly recommend it, because it’s awesome and her writing style is beautiful and you should totally read it. It’s just spectacular and I need to know what happens next! *coughs a bit sheepishly* Anyway, I should probably stop fangirling and get on to the actual interview…
Emma: *Slips silently into chair and fidgets with her shirt sleeves, looking jittery and nervous as she waits for the questions*
Interviewer: How are you?
Emma: *Tugs her sleeves down over her fingers and twists the material as she blinks at the floor* …am okay. *Oddly paused/timed*
Interviewer: Shall we get started?
Emma: *Keeps her gaze down on the floor and just blinks silently, not answering, since she figures they’re going to start if she says yes or not*
Interviewer: What is your name?
Emma: …Emma… White.
Interviewer: How old are you?
Emma: *Twists her sleeves a little tighter around her fingers, hands trembling a little and not lifting her eyes from the floor* …I…don’t know. Natan says… maybe sixteen…
Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?
Interviewer: What is your job?
Emma: *Shifts on the chair, blinking a little faster and pulls her arms closer to herself* …work…on ranches… anywhere can…
Interviewer: Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Emma: *Lifts her head a little to look at him, obviously not knowing what those are or what they mean*
Interviewer: What is your favorite food?
Emma: …anything is…okay.
Interviewer: What is your favorite color?
Emma: *Arms are shaking a little more now and she draws back into the chair a little more* …don’t…have one.
Interviewer: Do you prefer movies or books?
Emma: *Shakes her head and twists her sleeves tighter*
Interviewer: What is your favorite animal?
Emma: *Mouths more than actually says* Horses…
Interviewer: Is there a job you’d rather have than the one you have now?
Interviewer: What are your hobbies?
Emma: …hobbies? *Obviously doesn’t know what that is either*
Interviewer: What traits do you look for in a potential husband?
Emma: *Stares blankly at the floor*
Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?
Emma: *Lifts her head a little to peek at him, a tiny flash of confusion passing over her face* …are all…the same…thing.
Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?
Emma: *Forehead pinches a little and she shakes her head* …are…the same.
Interviewer: What is something you can never leave the house without?
Emma: *Shifts on her chair, pulling arms close to herself and not looking like she understand* …what… house?
Interviewer: *looks rather concerned* That’s the last question. Thank you for your time.
Emma: *Holds her arms against her stomach, wrapped in her sleeves, as she slowly gets up and slips out*