Emmet is a character from my friend Sal’s currently untitled fantasy novel. He’s sweet, a lover of food, and he managed to throw the interviewer off a little bit, which was fun. (The art above was drawn by Sal herself.) I hope you enjoy his interview. :)
Emmet: *walks into a room, wearing a gray heather long-sleeve shirt under black overalls, and he is barefoot. His curly dark brown hair flops in his bluish-forest green eyes and he frowns at it a little; his skin is caramel colored and he is 14, though small for his age, barely reaching 5’5* *looks around the room, wondering why he’s been placed here*
Interviewer: Hello. *smiles* Would you like to have a seat? *nods to a chair across from him*
Emmet: *looks a little surprised, but slowly walks over and takes the seat, looking at the interviewer curiously*
Interviewer: How are you?
Emmet: Good…? I think? *smiles a little, tilting his head as he says the words, a bit unsure sounding, and a French accent is prominent*
Interviewer: That’s good. Are you ready to get started on the interview?
Emmet: *nods, sitting up straight* Yes, Monsieur.
Interviewer: *smiles* Excellent. What is your name?
Emmet: M-my name is Emmet.
Interviewer: And how old are you?
Emmet: *straightens up even more* I’ve just turned 14.
Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?
Emmet: *kinda deflates, looking a bit pale, and looks at the ground* Y-Yes…….
Interviewer: I’m sorry. Was that a bad question to ask?
Emmet: *swallows hard, looking up at the interviewer sadly* Uh… I had an older sister… and brother… *tears come into his eyes as he looks back at the ground*
Interviewer: We can move on if you’d rather not talk about it… I didn’t mean to bring up a painful subject.
Emmet: *nods slowly, trying to dry his tears inconspicuously*
Interviewer: Um… Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Emmet: *looks really confused ;D* …what are those…?
Interviewer: Do you prefer being alone or spending time with people?
Emmet: Oh. Ummm… *looks slightly less confused, but can’t seem to decide* I… don’t know…
Interviewer: Okay. What’s your favorite food?
Emmet: *grins widely* Oh…! I love macaroni and cheese… sometimes in chocolate… Ali showed me that. *frowns* But no green.
Interviewer: Macaroni and cheese in chocolate sounds like an interesting combination. I’ll have to try that out sometime. Do you have a favorite color?
Emmet: *frowns a little* Umm… what’s that..?
Interviewer: *tries to think of a way to explain and gives up after a minute* Never mind… Do you like to read?
Emmet: *thinks hard* …I wasn’t…*searching for the word ‘taught’*
Interviewer: Taught? You didn’t learn to read?
Emmet: *lights up, almost jumping out of his chair* Yes! *then becoming sad again* Can’t read…
Interviewer: I’m sorry. *frowns a bit* I hope you’re able to find someone to teach you.
Emmet: *nods a bit and sits up straight again, then starts forward excitedly* Wait! Colors like a Rainbow?
Interviewer: *nods, smiling* That’s right.
Emmet: *grins widely* Ohhh. So like Poppyseed? Hmm… *thinks this over* I like a lot of colors…
Interviewer: *smiles* So do I.
Emmet: *looks down at his hands, grinning a little* I guess… blue… and green.
Interviewer: I like those, too. *smiles* Do you have a favorite animal?
Emmet: *looks a little surprised at this, but thinks hard* Umm… like… being a bear…?
Interviewer: Being one? I suppose that would work… I mostly meant one you like… um… Yeah, being one works.
Emmet: But…being a bird, you can fly…*stops, looking a bit green* But not high up. That is scary.
Interviewer: Flying would be cool. You could get everywhere a lot faster.
Emmet: *shivers* Is scary.
Interviewer: What are some things you like to do?
Emmet: Eat food… and see my friends…? *like unsure if those are good answers*
Interviewer: *laughs a little at ‘eating food’* Those are good. Now I have a couple of trickier questions. Which of these is most important: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?
Emmet: *eyes widen, then almost close as he thinks* uh… kindness…?
Interviewer: And how about honesty or selflessness?
Interviewer: One last question. *smiles* What’s one thing you can’t leave home without?
Emmet: *takes a moment to answer, thinking about how he doesn’t exactly have a home* …me? *looks a little confused and sorry at the same time*
Interviewer: *laughs* Well, it is pretty hard to leave without yourself. *grins* Thanks for your time, buddy. *grin fades into a softer smile*
Emmet: *grins back,widely* Yeah! That was fun! *pauses looking at the Interviewer* do you have a name…?
Interviewer: I’m David. *smiles* I’m glad you had fun.
Emmet: *eyes widen a bit at his name, but he nods and stands up* Thanks David!!! *then his voice drops to a whisper* Wanna see me turn into a bear?
David: *looks surprised* You can do that?
Emmet: *nods excitedly, but then stops* …Are you afraid of bears…? *kinda worriedly* I can do a squirrel instead! Or a bird… or that other one…
David: *laughs* No. Go ahead and do the bear. *smiles*
Emmet: *grins, stepping back, his hands glowing bluish-green* *a flash of bluish-green light and a big black bear appears in place of Emmet ;D*
David: Wow! That’s pretty cool!
Emmet-bear: *grunts loudly, but happily, standing up a bit clumsily*
David: Careful. *smiles*
Emmet-bear: *grunts and sits back down, putting a paw out to him*
David: *takes the paw*
Emmet-bear: *grins, however a bear grins, and “shakes” David’s hand, grunting a little*
David: Should you be getting back? It’s getting a bit late.
Emmet-bear: *nods slowly, and stands up on his back two feet* *a flash of light like earlier and Emmet is back to normal* Thanks again Monsieur David. *bows his head a little and grins, while making a wide circle with his glowing hands which creates a portal* *he steps through and both he and the portal disappear*