Hello guys! Welcome to this week’s character conversation! Today, I have a very sweet character with me. He’s a police officer with a secret…
Me: Hi Robert!
Robert: Hi! I’ll try to answer your questions to the best of my abilities. *smiles*
M: Sounds good! Okay, first, I’m told that you’re a police officer. What’s that like?
R: …I do love protecting the people of Fallcoast. But I feel sometimes the other officers aren’t always the nicest.
M: What do you mean?
R: They’re…very prejudiced against Supers. And, well, Supers are illegal. So that doesn’t help. I know they’re just trying to protect the city from things they don’t understand, but…
M: Don’t they realize they’re making more trouble in the process? Crime rates have hit the roof and Fallcoast isn’t as safe as it used to be. *squints eyes* Are you one of those Super-haters?
R: Me? No, no, not at all. But don’t tell my boss I said that.
M: You’re referring to Gavin, right?
R: Yeah…He’s not the…friendliest guy I’ve met.
M: *mutters* So he should be a blast to interview…So what makes you so sympathetic toward Supers?
R: *eyes dart nervously around* Well, um…I am because…I am one.
M: *le gasp* A Super cop?! That sounds awesome! What’s your power?
R: *looks slightly relieved* Oh, I can manipulate the human body. Stop someone from moving, force someone to move…I’m still learning, honestly.
M: So you’re in to anatomy, then?
R: *laughs* Yes, actually. But not just that. Physiology is really important too, in understanding how the body works.
M: Have you ever delved into the brain?
R: No, no, that’s not my area. I’d rather not mess with something so important and…confusing.
M: Wise choice. So, we both know being a cop is a dangerous job. But how does your family feel about it?
R: Sharon, my wife, has told me before that she worries about me every day…But she hasn’t stopped me. *smiles sadly* Especially in Fallcoast, I feel like being a cop is more dangerous than being a cop in, say, Albany, where my friend Abner used to work. It’s hard, knowing you have a wife and little girl at home, and then there’s the possibility of never seeing them again.
M: You have a little girl? *adorable!*
R: Yes, Abigail. She’s my little Shortcake. *grins*
M: Just out of curiosity…do you think Abigail will be a Super?
R: …I don’t know. I’ve thought about it before. I hope she isn’t. That she can live a normal life, like any kid should.
M: You feel bad for Lena and Jake?
R: *sighs* Yes. As a dad, knowing that they’re out there, risking their lives for people who don’t even care for them…It’s hard. *stares at lap*
M: Don’t worry. Things will improve. That’s a promise from me. *wink* But we’re getting close to the end of this interview. So, for a few last questions…What’s your favorite food?
R: Hmm…I think it would have to be a homemade, pepperoni, deep-dish pizza. Abner makes them the best.
M: I love deep-dish! What’s the hardest part about your job?
R: Ooh, tough one…I’d say having to arrest Supers. That’s really, really hard. It’s not like we actively seek them out, but when we see them…we have to detain them. If anyone ever found out about me…*shudders*
M: Okay, last question: do you know anything about the Miss Coel?
R: …She seems nice enough…I’ve never met her personally…
M: Well…Be glad you haven’t! Thank you, Robert, for this interview. It was a pleasure.
R: No, thank you. This was fun. *smiles*
He’s nice, right? I love writing him…Especially because he has to deal with a lot of conflictions and it gets really interesting… XD Let me know what you think of him down below!