Today for my Monday Character conversation, I thought I’d get some perspective from one of my most interesting background characters by far: Severna, daughter of Gregory, mistress of the dancing strings, crotch-whisperer (final two titles self-proclaimed). I take no responsibility for what occurs in this interview. If I needed an example of a character with a mind of its own, Sevie would be my first choice…
So, how are you today, Severna?
Oh, I’m doing wonderfully, author-lady. Simply amazing. I had the most amazing party last night and….mm…so many wonderful people…so many delicious hormones… Oh, I could just die of excitement, and…and…
Oh, no. I have tons of stamina. I was looking for happiness, actually. Oh, do they make me happy when I heard them screaming me name… I’m referring to my music, of course. 😉
Mhm…care to introduce yourself?
Sure! My name’s Severna, and I am the sexiest woman in all of Hael! Well, I have the most sex, at least. Oh, how wonderful it is…I know I *should* just pick one person and stick with them for a bit, but sampling the field is just so much fun! I mean, if you have food placed in front of you, why wouldn’t you want to taste it all? That’s the way I feel about love. I wanna play the field while I’m young, and then settle down with someone once I start getting older. Anyway, I’m also a great musician! Everyone tells me that I sicg wonderfully…if you catch my drift. 😉
Okay… So, why don’t you tell us a bit about your music next?
Oh, it’s so much fun! After the First Strike five years ago, the civilians started gaining access to some of the culture and stuff of the surface, I absolutely fell in love with these two little beauties name Guitar and Violin. I learned to play a little bit from just playing around, as well as talking to a few…friends…from the army about what their music is like. Then, I found some others around my age who were intrigued by human music , and we just started hanging out and discussing our interests, and then we started writing songs, and began performing them and throwing these awesome parties and stuff in the process! Before we started partying, Hael was kind of boring. I mean, not as boring as the way humans live, but it still needed some spicing up. Our district did, at least…
How would you describe your style of music?
I don’t know. Music. I started off just speeding up some human music, like the waltzes or whatever that Aria likes, and then started trying to fit them to words. I also sometimes set some old Haelian songs to music, and maybe updated them a bit. We didn’t really have a lot of instruments before the Strike, so not all of our songs are exactly made for instrumentation, especially not to something as cool as my strings. I don’t really know how else to describe it.
(Side note: Severna is totally Hael’s first great folk singer. She looks like a rocker, but she totally plays folk music. I have said it, and thus it was made canon.)
And did people seem to like the new music?
Oh, of course they do! It was something new and interesting, and gave us something to do. Whenever I plan a party or to show off our new songs, we always fill up the storage house. We even get soldiers coming, and everyone knows how stuck up they can get…
So, what an average party like?
Well, we…I and the other musicians…go set up and warm up our instruments. Then people start to show up, and we start to play music. They dance, and we play, and sometimes, when people are a bit tired from dancing, they go into one of the smaller areas of the storage house and…well, I don’t think I need to say much more on that. 😉 But, we play for most of the night, and then we clean up and go home. Sometimes to our own home…sometimes to other homes…
And don’t you ever get in trouble?
No? It’s public storage. If nobody’s using the space, and nothing gets damaged, nobody really cares what we do it there. And, oh my, do we do so many things…
Okay…so, how did you meet Vaughn?
We grew up together! He was a combat brat, and my mama was a training instructor, so dad brought me up to the barracks all the time for that I could visit mom, but I didn’t like her that much, so I sometimes wandered off to find something fun to do. That’s when I met Vaughn. We were both still fairly young, so I think her was still on lackey duty back then. Anyway, we got to talking a bit, and we started playing together when he didn’t have any immediate duties to take care of. I started begging my dad to teach me how to fly early, so I could go talk to him more, and then when he started his actual training and had a bit more predictable spans of downtime, he started flying down to visit me, too. We became the best of friends, and I kind of also kinda wanted him to be my first. I never really told him, though, because I knew he needed to finish his training before he’d be allowed to take anyone to bed with him, so I kinda lost my chance, especially since Livia ended up scaring his shitless so he was terrified of sleeping with any sort of girl with a backbone. I’m happy for him and Aria, though! They’re perfect for each other.
Yes, they are. So, how do you feel about Aria as a person?
Oh, she’s the cutest thing ever! She just gets so flustered at everything, and she knows so little about demons and stuff, but she’s so smart and nice. I just wanna take her to bed with me and cuddle her like a little doll or something. I could see myself getting so caught up in how adorable she is that I might not even try to take her clothes off. I mean, not that she’d let me, anyway. She’s so pure or whatever, but it makes her even more adorable. [sighs] Oh, Vaughn, you lucky little pig. I would give anything to feel Aria’s warm breath beside me at night…or yours…or maybe both at the same time! [chuckles]
And how do you feel about them being together?
It’s the sweetest thing ever! I mean, I sometime wish they would loosen up a bit and let me have a little taste or two. But, I really don’t care. They love each other, and no one else. They don’t let anyone get in the way of them, and they never let any problem come between them for very long. They’re great together, and I would never want them to be any other way, because I know that they make each other happy. Sometimes, I kind of envy the level of commitment they have.
So, you don’t have anyone you feel committed to?
Well…I guess you could say I have a level of commitment to Ianthe. I mean, I’m obviously not monogamous for her, but she does make me feel a level of connection that I don’t really feel with anyone else. I’m not sure if I’m at liberty to say too much about her past or whatever, but when I found her, she was so sad, and hurt, and lost. She’s a really good friend, and she seems to really enjoy my company, as well… If I had to pick one person right now to stay with for the rest of my life, it would be Anthy. She puts up with my wandering eye, but she always comes to me when I just want someone to cuddle with and talk…and I’m always willing to go to her if she wants a bit extra fun.
That’s beautiful, Severna.
Thank you~! Not as beautiful as Anthy, though. She has the most interesting shade of olive skin, and her breasts are just so perky! I kind wish I had been born a guy, so I might be able to have children with her. Hm…I wonder if she’d be willing to sleep with someone nice just once, so we could maybe have a kid…
Anyway, Sevie, is there anything else you wish to add, or should we close down the conversation?
Hm…nope! Nothing else to say, have a wonderful evening, everyone~! 😉
See you later, Severna. 🙂