Hello, everyone. Whoever liked the conversation between my characters that was posted last week is in for another treat. This time, though, I'm picking characters from a different story. Their names are Petra Rider and Maryiss Vulpes (Yes, I'm aware that's a weird name, I'm trying to find a different one) will be joining today.
Nicki T.: Okay, we need to have a little talk.
Petra: If you don't mind, I'm brainstorming ideas for my escape at the moment, so keep it quick.
Nicki T.: That's the subject I wanted to converse on, Petra. Why didn't you manage to escape from the last place I put you in? You've got the brainpower.
Petra: I'm better with computers than with anything else.
Nicki T.: I'm aware. But you're supposed to be a genius! I gave you a brain - USE IT!
Petra: I heard you talking to your fantasy characters, remember? It's supposed to be hard for us!
Nicki T.: Were you outside my bedroom door again? We talked about this!
Maryiss: Quit it!
Nicki T.: Maryiss, this is something I'm working out with Petra. Just keep out of it.
Maryiss: Look, Nicki, I know you're in charge. But please just cool down for a second?
Nicki T.: Whatever.
Petra: Sure, sure. Nicki's in charge, and the power's gone to her head.
Nicki T.(seething with rage): You think I'M in charge?! Who keeps refusing to escape when I tell her to? Who lost her temper and told everyone she knew they were spying on her? And WHO, may I ask, is in charge here anyway?!
Petra: Oh, I don't know. The story?
Maryiss: So, when does something interesting happen in my world? I mean, not that what's going on isn't freaking me out, but when does something really big happen?
Nicki T.: You need to reconsider what that man suggested and go to get Petra's little brother.
Petra (crossing her arms): I am not putting my little brother in danger to make your story more interesting. Sorry, so not happening.
Nicki T.: It's so happening, Petra. That's why you have to escape before they go to get your brother. That way, when Maryiss arrives, he's not there.
Petra: It takes four hours to drive to the city, plus however much time I need to get him out. And I need to get there before Maryiss... that leaves me ten hours to get out!
Nicki T.: See, now you have even more motivation, don't you?
Petra: Like I needed it before.
Maryiss: So, when he's not there, what do I do?
Nicki T.: Give up. Quit.
Maryiss: WHAT! Do you have any idea what the consequences of quitting are? Public humiliation, having to go find another job which means I'll have to find a new place to stay -
Nicki T.: Don't worry - it's temporary.
Maryiss: I'm thinking maybe I'll show up earlier than Petra.
Nicki T.: Don't worry, Petra, she won't make it.
Petra: I'm thinking maybe this might turn out okay.
Maryiss: This had better be temporary, Nicki.
Nicki T.: Hey, relax! What's the worst thing I could do to my characters?
(Petra and Maryiss look her in the eye.)
Nicki T.: Don't worry, I'm not as bad as the people who you're fighting against.
Petra: You're worse.
Nicki T. (sounding offended): Ouch.
Did anyone find that interesting? At all? I find it helps me figure out a bit about my characters.