Good morning, folks! It’s a new month (sort of–is it the 20th already?), which means it must be time for a new Beautiful People.
So what is Beautiful People? It is a link-up hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. Each month, they post ten questions to help us writers get to know our characters better. If you want to get involved, just click on one of their links and find their latest Beautiful People post!
Now it’s on to the questions! This month’s character is Kela from my book Windsong. You can learn more about Windsong here if you’d like.
1. Do they want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not?
Kela would like to get married and have children someday. He loves children, and having gone through several crushes, he really desires the love of a woman. (He has a few self-esteem problems, though, and doesn’t quite believe any woman would love him at this point.)
2. What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)
Kela wouldn’t really fight in battle with anything, physical or not. He’s more the type to hide around a corner and cringe every time he hears clashing swords. He does have a major weapon for annoying people, though: talking. He will yammer on forever if you let him, and when he’s not talking, he’s humming random tunes, which really gets on some people’s nerves.
3. What’s the nicest thing they’ve ever done for someone else, and why did they do it?
Hmm. Well, he once took some fish from his own dinner to feed a little boy who was begging at the door, because the boy was starving and Kela felt sorry for him (knowing a bit about what it’s like to starve).
4. Have they ever been physically violent with someone, and what instigated it?
Kela cannot remember any time he was ever violent with someone. He gets beaten by his master sometimes, so he really doesn’t like violence.
5. Are they a rule-follower or a rebel?
This is a difficult one. Kela is a bit of both. He tries to follow the rules as much as possible most of the time (for fear of being punished), but when he finally gets sick enough of being beaten randomly, he breaks all the rules by running away from his master.
6. Are they organized or messy?
Kela doesn’t own many things to be organized or messy with, but if he did own stuff, he would definitely just throw it all over the floor and not clean up after himself.
7. What makes them feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way?
His love language is probably physical touch, though he also likes receiving gifts. Probably, the last people to make him feel this way were his parents, before he was kidnapped at the age of three.
8. What do they eat for breakfast?
You know, I was researching medieval breakfast one day and found out that there was no such thing. Hence, no one in Raianor really eats breakfast, including Kela.
9. Have they ever lost someone close to them? What happened?
In a sense, he has, since he was kidnapped from his parents when he was three. (He does not know this; all he knows is that he has no parents and doesn’t know why.)
10. What’s their treat of choice? (Or, if not food, how else do they reward themselves?)
Kela loves to play the fiddle for dances at festivals. Music is his release, and later his passion. He likes to go off by himself and sing as loud as he can, somewhere where he knows he won’t get caught. Apart from that, he also likes swimming in the sea near his village. He does these things whenever he gets a chance.
So that’s Kela! What did you think of him? Did you do Beautiful People this month, or if not yet, are you planning to? (If so, put your link in the comments–I’d love to read it!) Do you have a music-loving character, too? Tell me in the comments!