What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Perfect happiness is being safe. Safe in my surroundings, safe in the knowledge that I belong. safe from harm and hurt.
What is your greatest fear?
That’s pretty much goes with with is perfect happiness – my greatest fear is not being safe – able to be broken or hurt.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I don’t like that I’m egotistical at times – usually the wrong one. It’s gotten me into trouble more times than not.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Dishonesty is the worst trait someone can have. I hate being lied to.
Which living person do you most admire?
Kai Viddens. He was my hero as a child. He is my hero now. Even now that I know he is my father even though I despised my father as a child and I’m still bitter about it but I’m trying.
What is your greatest extravagance?
I don’t really have any extravagances. I just started having my own spending money. If I had to say I was extravagant anywhere it would be with my food choices.
What is your current state of mind?
My mind is almost always in turmoil and anxious. I fight it everyday. I wake to nightmares and fight them off every day and live them each night.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Temperance. Moderation is key to many things, but sometimes you need to just do what you need to until you are full of it.
On what occasion do you lie?
I lie everyday I’m in the human world. It’s the law – not human law but my law – the Clandestine Providence states that a human must not know the supernatural world unless under extreme circumstances.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
The same thing I’ve always disliked – too tall and skinny. I’ve done what I can to bulk out but there is only so much one can do without being in the gym completely day in and day out.
Which living person do you most despise?
My father – living. But I’m working on that.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
I crave honesty in any relationship.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Same question different gender.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I probably overuse Duckling when referring to a woman.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
The greatest love of my life is probably my magical ability. Bending elements gives me such a rush, it’s the only time that I’m special.
When and where were you happiest?
I don’t think I have ever been truly happy. So if I had to choose it is likely the years before I came to the Academy – before I sparked and my mother sent me away.
Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to remember things without having to study them too hard – a photographic memory.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
There is nothing I would change about myself. I’m not saying that there aren’t things I wished didn’t happen, or that I wasn’t. But I am happy in the man I’ve become, so nothing.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement was probably becoming the strongest and youngest Cesari to graduate from the Academy in generations.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Can I say stripper pole? No, really. Um, probably a dragon.
Where would you most like to live?
I’d love to live in the penthouse apartment of the tallest building in the world with a door to the balcony so I can jump from it.
What is your most treasured possession?
I don’t own anything. No Venatori really does. Of the things I do I would have to say my zippo lighter. Jace gave it to me for a birthday present one year. Before that my favorite possession I hadn’t had since I was five – a little stuff toy – mushu the dragon from mulan.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
deep breath Being broken by things that you cannot control. Whether it be because you cannot or that you are unwilling to try.
What is your favorite occupation?
Not a Venatori hunter that’s for sure. I love hunting for the sport of it, but the job sucks. A favorite occupation would have to be one where I could stay home and raise my family but still make a difference to that job.
What is your most marked characteristic?
My fake ego – or real one if you get to know me well enough.
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your favorite writers?
AJ laughs I am AJ’s creation after all. But if I had to pick someone else I urban fantasy, so Laurell K Hamilton (Anita Blake/Merideth Gentry), Patricia Briggs (Mercedies Thompson), Jim Butcher (Dresdin Files), Clarissa Clare (Shadowhunters)
Who is your hero of fiction?
Strider/Aragon from Lord of the Rings… he stepped up when he had to.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
I don’t know I hate history.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My father. Too similar to the other question asked.
What are your favorite names?
I like unisex names: Dakota, Hayden, Hunter, Quinn, Sydney, Payton, Reese, Taylor
What is it that you most dislike?
What is your greatest regret?
My greatest regret is that I could never be with Jace in the way he wanted me to be. I needed him too much to take him as a lover to be more than just friends. I couldn’t risk things breaking between us. I still can’t.
How would you like to die?
I’d not like to die any time too soon so I’m going to have to say of old age surrounded by my loved ones, but as a hunter that’s not likely to happen.
What is your motto?
Fear will not overcome me.