Cloverpuff interviews Emariya Warren from Cornerstone
My friend Nadine put this together and I thought it looked like fun, so I joined in.
Hello everybody! I’m Cloverpuff, the dimension-hopping rabbit. I’ll be popping by your novels this week, asking your characters these questions:
What’s your name? Emariya Warren, technically. Though formally I’m called Lady Warren and my friends call me Riya. You can call me Riya.
What were you doing when I came in? I was in the village outside my estate walls. I hoped word of my father might have arrived, but unfortunately it hasn’t.
If I told you you had to do some spring cleaning right away, what would you throw out? Can I throw out my brother? He’s been so moody lately. You’re right. That wouldn’t be very nice or lady like of me. I know! I’ll throw out my ‘proper lady’s shoes.’ I don’t care much for proper anyway.
Look deep into my eyes… Do you have any secrets you’d like to confess? Well, if I am being honest, I have been feeling a bit guilty of late. My brother wanted me to go marry a prince from Thalmas. I said no. I know it could be good for our people, but I feel like I can do more good for them if I stay here. I just can’t bring myself to leave my home right now. If I left and then my father returned…I just couldn’t bare it.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My hair! It’s constantly everywhere and I’m supposed to keep it all neat and tidy and proper. It has other ideas though. I get it from my mother. Plus, it is so much lighter than everyone else’s hair, it makes me stick out.
And what do you like most about yourself? I’ve never really thought about it, but everyone says I am every bit my mother’s image. I like to think that she sort of lives on, in me.
Is there anyone you really, really hate? Come on, you can tell me! It is really not lady-like to hate others, and certainly not to speak of it. I hate those that killed my mother, whoever they are.
Imagine it’s a typical Saturday afternoon. What are you doing? Why should Saturday be any different than any other day? I’d be visiting the square, just like I was today. Or collecting herbs in the meadow. I would say my friend Garith and I might go for a ride, but he’s been too busy lately helping in his father’s shop. I’ve been trying to help around the estate, making bandages and other supplies to send to the fjord, but mostly the servants take care of it.
What’s your strongest childhood memory? It can be good or bad. What an awful question. If you must know, it is of seeing my father slipping further and further away. Fortunately, unlike my brother, I don’t remember the day our mother died. I was only an infant, but our maid kept us hidden under the floorboards. After she died, my father became more and more withdrawn. Once, I even saw him cry.
Well, thank you for your time! Before I head on back to my dimension, can you complete this sentence for me?
If I could be a domestic appliance, any appliance, I’d be a…My apologies. What is an ‘appliance’?