So, since we’ve set the mood for the day with frenemies with my last post (completely coincidental, I promise), let’s continue more along that line. This is a post in response to the Beautiful People link-up hosted at Paper Fury and Further Up and Further In. I am, of course, doing the August edition which happens to be the twelfth one in their series. This month the theme is on friendship, but because I wanted to focus on a relationship between my characters that the story actually focuses on, and since it’s always good to mix things up a little bit, I’ve decided to talk about the (not)-friendship that M and Anna have from Cold Hands. Enjoy. =P
1. How long have they known each other, and how close are they?
Blast. This is one I have to go back and look at the story for. *humming* Two months and sixteen days. That took forever to find. XP They are close in a mono-directional kind of way. M knows a whole ton about Anna, but she knows barely anything about him. Apart from that, there is no closeness between them.
2. What’s their earliest memory of being best friends?
lol. Here’s where going the route I chose is not the best idea. They were never best friends, but their earliest memory of being worst enemies would be when M killed Foster probably. That’s when Anna saw him for who he truly is
3. Do they fight? How long do they typically fight for?
Yes. They fight. A lot. And it’s not just arguing too. I’m talking about actual physical altercations that usually end up with Anna getting beaten up. The fights never really last that long though. Morpheus has a way of dissembling both attacks and defenses in a matter of moments.
4. Are their personalities similar or do they compliment each other?
They complEment each other. Sorry. Just had to correct that. XP No way their personalities are similar. Anna is compassionate and fiery. She’s very impulsive and disinclined to take someone’s opinion over her own. Morpheus is calm and collected, cold and impossible to read. Then again, both characters are extremely determined, and they are similar in the ruthlessness they will go to to gain their ends, though Anna does prefer the ethical route.
5. Who is the leader of their friendship (if anyone)?
There is no leader to their “friendship” and never will be. =P Morpheus is not cut out to be a leader, but he is also insubordinate, and works best on his own. On the other hand, while Anna does have the quality to be a leader, she needs to control her impulses before she’ll be a good one. And she is the last person M would submit to.
6. Do have any secrets from each other?
Yes and no. Anna doesn’t really have any secret that M doesn’t know. On the other hand, Morpheus has a million and one secrets which Anna still is trying to figure out.
7. How well do they know each other’s quirks and habits?
In the beginning Morpheus was the one imbued with knowledge. However, after their experiences with other, Anna has gotten a fairly strong read on M. Despite this, she can never truly make up her mind about him.
8. What kind of things do they like to do together?
They don’t particularly “like” to do anything together, but they have done a lot of things together. Mostly this involves looking out for the group, though after most of the group disappeared, that dissolved too.
9. Describe each character’s fashion style (use pictures if you’d like!) How are their styles different/similar?
Fashion style?? Oh my word. XP It is an apocalyptic novel, so I won’t go with their current state of dress, which for Anna would be a tattered shirt with torn up pants, and for M would be sans shirt with similar pants. In times of peace and such, Anna, while not hyper-stylish, being a bit of a tomboy, prefers tighter clothing, loathes skirts and dresses of any kind, and would just as much romp around in jeans and a light blouse as she would in cargo shorts and a tank top. Morpheus on the other hand, while of a military cut, was always involved in a special section of the military, and thus dresses with a cross between casual and utilitarian.
10. How would their lives be different without each other?
Anna would know a lot less, and would probably be a slave to the UDA. Morpheus would not be as introspective as he has been. And as will be seen later on in the story, will– Gah. There’s just so many things it’s impossible to list. Basically M’s character would never have changed the way it has and Anna’s situation would be a lot worse than it is. Despite being enemies, they really do affect each other for good.
And that’s it! Hope you enjoyed. (Also, I spent forever getting that button to work, so make good use of it. XP)