I’m using the same six-prompt format from the last post, so check it out if you want to understand how this works!
Contradiction: Courageous in action, timid in speech.
Favorite color(s): Purple.
How would he slay a dragon? He would be really cautious, and admittedly terrified. He’d create a distraction, then sneak beneath the dragon and tear open its throat while it was looking elsewhere. Afterwards, he’d grin in victory and pretend he wasn’t sweating the whole time.
His darkest secret: It isn’t much of a secret that he likes Kindy, but what he doesn’t show is just how deeply he cares for her. He might say he loves her. But she is indifferent towards him, and they are from two vastly different social classes. He has no illusions about a future with her; he just wants her to be happy. And he can tell that she is not happy. He sees the darkness in her eyes, and he feels powerless to help. It hurts him.
Where does he see himself in 10 years? Still working in the fields. If all goes well, he’ll have his own plot of land, even a wife and a couple kids. It’s hard for him to imagine who he’ll marry, though. He hopes his irrational feelings for Kindy will fade soon.
Contradiction: Emotionless exterior, heart of gold.
Favorite color(s): Forest green.
How would he slay a dragon? He would develop a plan of strategic maneuvers and execute it perfectly… unless his plan fails, in which case he would have trouble improvising.
His darkest secret: Beneath the tough, unbreakable mask, he houses deep pain and violent anger. He often feels one step short of snapping, which terrifies him, because he doesn’t want to hurt anyone like his father does. He feels a tenderness and compassion for others that he finds hard to express, so he settles with defending them, even with his life.
Where does he see himself in 10 years? Moving up the ranks in the military. He hopes to be an officer by then, on his way to commander. He doesn’t plan to marry. He doesn’t think he is worthy of romantic affection. Plus, he struggles to connect with people, especially girls.
Contradiction: Delicate as a daisy, yet strong as steel.
Meyers-Briggs: ENFP/INFP (ambivert)
Favorite color(s): Light blue, white, silver.
How would she slay a dragon? She wouldn’t fight the dragon, but would somehow befriend it instead.
Her darkest secret: She feels terribly guilty that Jensen likes her, because the feeling isn’t mutual. She’s too afraid to tell him outright, though, because she loves him as a friend, and she aches at the thought of hurting him.
Where does she see herself in 10 years? She has recently developed a huge crush on Castan. Obviously, she hopes that will lead somewhere. She hasn’t thought about the future much more than that, though.
As you can see… there is a lot of relational angst in this story! Because what’s a good YA story without relational angst? 😉
Which of these six characters are you most excited to read about? Tell me in the comments below!