My best friend has been my best friend for nearly as long as I’ve been with the Venatori. I met Jason Hill when I was 5 year old. He was one of my roommates after the orange door. (A special room for firestarters that was fire proof and had special censors.)
Jace and I weren’t always friends though. All of my roomates were Magnus, thusly why we were all stuck together from the age 5 onwards. He was not so much a bully as he went along with the crowd at first. Everyone was bigger than I was at the age of 5 and I got picked on.
My first holiday with the Venatori was going to be a lonely one until Jace’s parents found out I was going to be spending it alone in our dorm room – no family no holiday leave. I was stuck alone. But they took pity on my small self and dragged me home to their little farm down south. The weather was much different and the world was much different.
Jace and I spent a great deal of time that first holiday season getting to know one another outside of the Academy. We struck it off well after the initial rejections of the idea.
We’ve been best friends ever since. We’ve done a great deal of things together most of which got us in trouble or at least made it look like we got in trouble a lot.
Jace is an all around good guy. We are alike is all the ways that matter to us. Our differences lie in things that mean little as friends. Jace is the biggest reason I got through the Academy as well as I did. His friendship kept me sane. He is the only brother I will ever need. He helps stabalize the wrong. He creates an environment that I needed to thrive. He kept me from keeping my nose in the books full time.
I wouldn’t be where I am with out Jace. I would do anything for him. And he me. I could go on and on about things we’ve done. How my life would be different without Jace, but that’s too long and too much and far too personal to tell the lot of you. I will say that my best friend is better than yours!