Hello all! This week’s character is a…well, he’s an interesting character. You’ll have to see what I mean. XD (Also, it might help if you know a little Spanish. 😉 )
Me: Hello, Mr. Edaurdos.
Bastien: Hola, senorita. Just Bastien is fine.
M: You speak Spanish, then?
B: Si, I grew up in Texas, but my roots are in Mexico. I speak Mexican Spanish.
M: Interesting…I…I can’t help noticing…
B: Mi ojo, si? It was an accident. I was trapped outside in a lightning storm and I was struck in my left eye. It’s forever green and does strange things.
M: Um…cool. What kinds of strange things?
B: It sees through the lies of this world. I know when people don’t speak the whole truth to me. I know them as they truly are.
M: *slightly freaked out* That’s…nice. So, you’re a Super, then, right?
B: Super? I suppose, si. Ever since I was struck, people treat me different. I get in trouble more. But it is no matter. They do not know the real me. *looks down* Maybe they never will…
M: *sadness* Do you have a family down in Texas? I heard that you’re only here in Fallcoast on a…business trip.
B: Si, mi familia. They live down south. I miss them. Mi hermana, Valeria. She’s the light of my life. *eyes become unfocused* But she doesn’t feel the same way.
M: What is this business trip really for, Bastien? *squinty eyes*
B: *says nothings for a moment* To take care of things so bad things don’t happen back at mi hogar. It is the only way.
M: *curious, but doesn’t push it further* Let’s talk about something…not so depressing. I heard you study meteorology.
B: Si, I do. *eyes sparkle* I have been fascinated with it ever since I was a niñito. I especially wanted to learn more after I was struck by lightning and survived. I learned a lot more than I thought I would.
M: How so?
B: *smiles* After the accident…I think a little part of the weather was stuck inside me. I nurtured it and it became a gift. I learned to control it and use it for myself.
M: You can control the weather? *AWESOME*
B: Si, puedo. Sometimes it is more of a curse than a gift. Like when I was sentenced to jail for three years.
M: …You were what?
B: I escaped though. *mischievous smile* And then I disappeared. For a while, anyway.
M: Wow…Fallcoast must be a dangerous place for you then, huh?
B: Si, lo es. I must be very careful what I do around here. La policia are not too kind here.
M: You can say that again…Okay, here’s a few parting questions. What’s your favorite food?
B: Macarrones con queso.
M: Is that a fancy Mexican food or something?
B: *laughs* No, it’s macaroni and cheese.
M: Oh. *blushes* You speak English well. Where did you learn?
B: Mi madre was Spanish, and mi padre was English. I spent my young life with her, and later grew up in the cities with him. I had to learn it.
M: Huh, interesting…Okay, do you know Jake and Lena?
B: I do, but I don’t think they know me. *mysteriousness*
M: Well, thank you Bastien for answering my questions!
B: De nada, senorita.
So…What’d you think? He’s a nice guy, a little strange, but I like him. 🙂 Let me know down below! And also, just a heads up, I won’t be posting any CC posts in June. I’ll explain in a later post, don’t worry. 😉