Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Beautiful People

I am now about to tread unknown waters of the creative verity, By this I mean, I am joining the one year edition of Beautiful People.  I have heard about and read a lot of other blogging writers answers and have only now decided to join. Call it a lack of courage, I can be a bit shy even with my own story characters. 
I will be answering these questions for the yet-to-be-named short becoming long story 
I wrote about it Here
This months subject is Beautiful People: couples edition

The two main characters who I shall be spotlighting are
Mr Jack Rodham 

Miss Sophia Granor 

Here goes 

1. Do they believe in anything that most people think is impossible? 
Firstly, both Jack and Sophia believe, though sometimes waver in that belief, in undying lasting love. 
Love that, though ran through the washer and put in the fire will not, no, refuses to be extinguished.
And secondly they believe that, the outward appearance, such as social satis and or looks have nothing to do with a persons heart. 

2. Are they strong, or the "damsel/knight in distress" sort? 
This question may take some thought, Both characters are strong.
Sophia because she believes that the injustices of ill bred men are too cruel to be left where they lie, and should be fought, especially when the thing being come against is something she believes in, particularly Love.
Jack on the other-hand has that inner strength which comes from hardships of a heavy burdened childhood, that inner strength that has now become in invariable part of his character. and he's quite the knight, though not in distress. 

3. Do they have a special place? (e.g. a corner in his/her bedroom, under a tree...)
Its funny this question should befall me, when I started this story I quite unconsciously gave both of them a shared favorite place, Its an old half falling down antique house, forgotten by everyone but time and age. to these two its a retreat where they can be who they are without being tolled that their social statuses are not to be entwined.

4. What occupation do they have, or plan on having? 
Jack is a do it all, have tried it all, handyman sort, soldier that became a gentleman. 
Sophia is a lady of fortune, always having wealth, though willing  has never needed an occupation. 
The time in which this story takes place would never permit such a thing.

5. Describe their current place of residence. 
Jack's life has been spent within the hallowed lands of England and their he will stay forever. His heart has grown those ties to the land that can not be described but if you have ever felt, you would understand. Though he has traveled extensively and seen many other lands mostly from the trenches of war, loves his bonny england like no other. His home is a very special home that though ghosted with the past loves it for that reason alone. He lives with his ward a sub-plot and a elderly housekeeper.
Sophia lives in her great Grandmothers home a little east of the Italian coast, though once and always an English lady has been whisked away by her great Grandmother to those ancient halls known and loved only by old aristocratic Italians, who's lives and ideals are set firmly in the past. At least that is her opinion. Sophia feels her "home" is more of a prison, than anything else.

6. Explain their last crisis. How had they changed when they came out of it? 
Jack finds him self falling from the belief that true love really lasts forever. That would be the wavering {see question one} Though its not his love that is in question, merely Sophia's As of this time I am very unsure how he fares in this dessert of doubt, that is not yet been written. 
Sophia on the other hand is a caged bird longing to yet again be free, her great Grandmother is a prison keeper, who keeps all the keys to Sophia's freedom very near her person at all times. She bears this trying time though it lasts years because her great Grandmother is her only living relative and. She comes to learn that through patience and good faith her own heart becomes stronger, even if the prison was to break her spirit. Though not in the haughty way it may seem, she becomes a person with the kind of heart that could only grow from high hopes, struggles and a genuine want to love that which she hates. 

7. If they could drive any kind of car they wanted, what would it be? 
Well I must say that at the time of this story, their were no cars not even to the wealthy so it is a strange question. Though one I am happy to answer. 
Jack would most definitely drive a jaguar like this one he's very vintage-y. 

As for Sophia I really can't imagine her driving a car but I could see her in a vintage Mercedes like this one. 

8. How do they deal with change? 
Good and bad, its hard for anyone to see change when its a hard pill to swallow. But when its the kind of welcomed change which must come at will is embraced. Both characters feel this way 

9. If they had to amputate one body part, which one would they choose? 
Ok this one is really weird, um Jack having seen war would definitely say any body part lost fighting for king and country would bee worth it. But that doesn't answer the question does it ? 
Jack would be fine with any' as I have said. He's the sort of man to take what comes with dignity.
Sophia would be equally fine with losing something, also being the strong sort. But I do believe she is telling me that she could very much live with out a hand or finger quite naturally, specifically her right, She is left handed.

10. What would their favorite be at the local coffee shop? 
Jack is the sort of man to take his beverages dark, wether its brewed coffee or ale. so a simple dark roast coffee would suit him.
Sophia is more a tea drinker, I believe if she lived in modern time she would quite like chi latté 

1. How did they meet? 
Ah the meeting. This one started one rainy day, Jack was working as the grounds keepers apprentice, at the time of Sophia's parents death. Struck with loneliness the two become fast friends and over time the truest lovers that ever were. I really cant say any more, I am unpermitted. 

2. How do these two deal with conflict? 
Both deal differently. Jack has learned to choose his battles wisely, having fought in war he seen no need for extra conflict, though is unafraid to stand when he needs to.
Sophia is quite the fighter, she has had some wild ones with her great Grandmother, an is not withheld by propriety when it comes to conflict, unabashedly relishing in it really. 

3. Do they have a special song, phrase, item, or place? 
As of this time no, if so I have yet to be informed. 

4. What kind of things do they like to do together?
well when I entered the scene they were in the throws of romance, so theirs that. and they really are first and foremost besties if that term applies. They love to talk about there future dreams, and sneaking about into opera shows, purely for the purpose of having a good laugh, is a thing they have done. they try to steer clear of high society where Jack would not be allowed so they do poor things like swimming in a favorite river in mis summer when the heat is high.

5. Describe their relationship as a whole in 3 words, or less. 
unbending sweet and never-fading.

I had a time with this post, and I am really excited to nearing completion with story. To finish this a story is my goal, which means overcoming a weakness to start and never finish.
This story has written its self really, I hardly have had to put thought into it, its as if the characters are whispering there story to me. I would love to know what you think. 

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