Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to the Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer.
Katelina: Today we have a special two-fer from Terry Compton’s Wanted – in other words, two characters. Please meet…um…
Josh: My name is Josh Gunn. That blue pile of junk over there is Cherry Kang. In case you can’t tell, he’s an android.
Cherry: A very special android. You’ll have to excuse him, he’s still too young to have matured yet. He’s only thirty-two. I on the other hand am over a hundred.
K: You’re both older than me. Since this is a text only interview, would you mind describing yourselves for our audience?
J: 6′ 2″ black hair hazel eyes. Scar on left cheek.
C: 6′ 8″ humanoid shape. Blue skin with lights underneath.
K: The blue skin is interesting, I have to say. Where do you guys live?
J: Right now we’re living on a spaceship or the asteroid city we found.
K: A spaceship could be cool. Are there any other interesting characters in your story?
C: Well, I’d say a rogue Hanami captain would be interesting. We have to find out if we can trust him.
K: I imagine that’s pretty hard to determine. So is this story your only adventure?
J: No, we have a few others and I think we’ll have more.
K: Do you guys have an enemy, or a nemesis?
J: A really stand out enemy or just an enemy?
C: Yeah, he has a tendency to invite trouble when he acts without thinking things through.
J: I do not. I’ll have you know… Oh, never mind. Let’s just say our main nemesis is Lobos. She’s a real piece of work. Works several sex palaces from her spaceships. We’ll shove one of them —
C: Josh, let it go. The readers can see for themselves.
K: Ooookaaaaay. Are either of you in a relationship? Like, with someone else? I mean, a romantic…
C: He definitely has a sweetie. What she sees in him is beyond me. Humans are just impossible to understand. Her name is Kassie Stevens.
J: What about Lemmy? Isn’t she your honey?
C: Bite your tongue. How you made that crazy Ezrawe a partner, I don’t know. She should be committed but she’s the best ship’s engineer we’ve ever seen. And man can she eat. Don’t hold any food in your hand when she’s around or you might lose your hand.
J: She’s not that bad. He just doesn’t like it because she calls him Twinkles.”
*Cherry shakes his fist at Josh.*
K: *laughs* Twinkles? Oh, because of the lights, right? Or is there something more? Never mind, I bet it’s in the book. Okay, next question, would you kill for those you love, and would you die for them?
J: I already have – umm killed that is. I almost died but that’s a different story.
C: I agree with him.
K: This sounds like an exciting story. What’s the biggest challenge you face in it?
J: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe trying to keep from him and Lemmy from killing each other. Getting a spaceship that’s workable is also a bit of a problem.
C: A bit? Taking two derelicts and piecing them together is a bit? And you in a body cast so all you can do is give ‘helpful’ hints.
J: What can I say? I’m just good.
K: Body cast? Oh my! You guys must be living dangerously. Do you have any family?
J: *frowns* I’d just as soon pass on that.
C: I only have factory made family.
K: Can you give me an interesting fact about yourself?
J: We’re both from 500 years in the future.
K: Oh wow. And with that we’re out of time. Thanks so much to Josh and Cherry for coming in today! You can read their adventures FREE in Wanted by Terry Compton.
And a special thanks to Terry Compton for playing along!
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