Only Child?

Write about the benefits of being an only child—or the advantages of having siblings.

Both kinda apply to me. For 18 years I was an only child – I didn’t know I had siblings. I didn’t have parents that took care of me, but that still made me an only child or should it be orphaned child.

Now I have four brothers and one sister. I’m only close to one of them – the one who I almost had more than a friendship with ironically. Nick and I have gone out looking for guys together. I made a pretty good wing man for my brother I think – he went home with a guy so that was a plus. I didn’t that night, but I had a good time.

My sister is probably the closest – Iris’ children I’m closer to. One of them works in the IT department – he’s a great help when I need tech help. I like to tease him, but he’s a good kid.

The advantages of having multiple siblings tho is we don’t have to take the brunt of our father’s displeasure alone. He gets angry at all of us for various reasons, but I’m glad I’m not the only one of Kai’s children that likes men – it makes life a little easier for Nick now that I’m Kai’s son too. Though I still get blamed for turning Nick gay – he was before we hooked up. But that’s another story.

Being an only child was lonely. I don’t know if it has benefits since I didn’t reap any as a child. But that has nothing to do with being an only child and more to do with being an orphan. So not really a good topic – just me rambling – sorry.


Do you have the same religious beliefs that you had as a child? If so, why? If not, how and why did they change?

I’m sure I’ve answered this one before. The Venatori don’t exactly have a religion. We believe that the world was created and this creator made four races – Aeternus, Dragons, Primeval Vampires and Humans. Technically you could include The Deva as a race as well since Angels and Demons don’t fit into these four categories but they our creator never intended them to live on earth. They came before the four races.

Our creator gave us the Clandestine Providence which strictly says, humanity is to be protected from the supernatural races and kept innocent of the occult. Their religion was stripped of supernatural influence in most cases, but there are many instances of it littered throughout their Bible.

This is what I believe to be true. The Venatori teach us that we – the Venatori – are the result of Aeternus breeding with humans. Magnus are Venatori who breed with half dragons. The Venatori became the police of the Clandestine Providence through their own arrogance. While not precisely what I learned as a child it is my belief now. I do my part in changing the role of the Venatori, but when you are half human and not accepted into your world it becomes difficult. But I am making changes – lives are not being saved – but they have to at least give them a semblance of a trial. Which is slowing being seen by the younger generation. It only takes one.


Fortune? Good luck? Money? Either which definition you use I don’t need or want any of it.

I’m not materialistic. I need a roof over my head, head and air conditioning, and food. My possessions, other than furniture, fits into three bags. At most four.

I don’t believe in luck or fate. We are given one life, we are allowed to lead it how wee see fit. Luck is just a coincidence – good or bad. It’s all timing.

But I do have treasures – things that would make my life complete – my own family is number one on that list. A significant other to love me for all of my faults and virtues – children who are mine by love – not necessarily by blood. Blood doesn’t make you a family – being there when you are most needed does.

I think that’s why I have a hard time with my biological family now that I know I have one. None of us were given the chance to be there when things were tough. I’m working on letting my dad in. I’m working on being a better son – not necessarily one he wants – but a better son none-the-less. This is my fortune. This is where my heart lies.



How do I relax?

Simplest form of relaxing is yoga. But then any form of exercise is really an exercise in relaxing for me. Whether it’s lifting weights or going for a run, it’s how I wind down at the end of the day. Sometimes even sex counts as relaxing – but it’s more to relieve pent up stress.

Here is one of my favorites for relaxing.

But normally I have my own routine I’ve developed over the years that works for me.


Outside the Box

Write about what you see as one of your best qualities.

My best quality – you mean I have to choose only one?

Honestly, I have few qualities I like about myself. I like the fact that I can think outside the box. I was trained inside a box. The Venatori are superior. We police the supernatural and that is our job. If a supernatural being breaks The Clandestine Providence then we have every right to end their existence.

Yet another topic I ramble on about, so I’ll move on.

I don’t believe in black or white. There innumerable shades of gray and I intend to explore most of them whether it’s in my personal life or in my career. I’m not big on change, but I pride myself on growing and if you don’t change you can’t grow. Needless to say it’s a difficult process, but thinking outside the box is worth it in the long run.

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