Pack Alpha

It’s Rider’s turn to answer questions.  I know it’s a little early but it’s done.  Ya’ll will get what you get.

I’m thinking of posting the next story as it comes out.  We’ll see.  AJ has changed the last three stories she’s started writing so we are a little leery of doing so at the moment.  Don’t want to get your hopes up and then stop mid story.

Character Interviews


What is your darkest childhood memory?

Lake and I got lost in the woods once. We were like 6 and we were following a fox and her kits and we got lost . We couldn’t find our way back and it got dark. Our dad found us a few hours later huddled together against a tree waiting. We had remembered to stay put.

What bad habit are you struggling to overcome?

I bite my nails – always have it’s the only anxious trait I have.

Why does your journey matter to you personally?

I never expected I’d be what I am. I’m not exactly old enough to lead a pack but here I am. I think it’s all Nox. But he doesn’t. I don’t quite get it. He says something about magic. But I just want to learn more about this world – my mom kept it from me. But it’s part of me.

What does a perfect world look like to you?

I don’t think I have any idea what a perfect world looks like. My mom to be a live and love my older brother would be grand. To have known him for more the past five years of my life too.

What smell or scent reminds you of your childhood home?

I’ll have to go with Nox on this one, apple pie reminds me of mom all the time.

What is your biggest regret?

That I didn’t get to know my big brother growing up.

Who was your childhood sweetheart?

I didn’t/don’t have a childhood sweetheart.

What do you fear losing the most?

My family. I’ve already lost my mom, I don’t think I could take losing my dad or brothers right now. Which includes Matt (and all of my nieces and nephews)

Is there a secret spot you like to retreat to? If there is, why that spot?

Not really. The kitchen but it’s not a secret.

Do you have a family member that’s ever let you down? If so, how has that affected you?

My mom. But it was magic making her hate my brother. But for a long time I was disappointed she couldn’t love him specially after I got to know him – he is just so awesome. Sweet and caring, the heart on that guy is so frigging big. I can’t imagine not ever knowing him.

Are you afraid to be alone?

Absolutely. Isn’t everyone.

Are you proud of who you are?

I’d like to think so. I still have a lot of growing up to do, but I’m getting there.

What keeps you up at night?

Right now, I have a lot of responsibility. Alot keeps me up at night – all that responsiblity

What was your favorite stuffed animal or toy as a kid?

I didn’t have a favorite stuffed animal. I was too much a guy, my mom says I used to carry around a tiger I called Tony – original I know. But I don’t remember him much. I think mom trashed him after he was covered in much slime of babydom.

What was your worst injury ever?

I broke my foot playing soccer.

What song makes you think of your crush?

I don’t have a crush. Never had a crush I still think of either.

What was your bravest moment?

Becoming pack leader of a bunch of strangers cause of my brother.

Who can make you smile no matter how bad you feel?

Lake is my person who I know can cheer me up. But now I think Cass is the best person to do it.

What is one thing you always carry with you?

I always carry with me a photo of my family when we were last all together. I even have glued Nox into the picture

Who is one person you would never ever want to see again? Why?

I don’t know. I don’t ever not like someone that much. No one has really hurt me that badly.

What, to you, is the worst way to die?

Burning to death, drowning, anything that takes a long time.

You can bring one person back to life. Who would you choose and why?

My mom so she could learn to love Nox like he deserved and needed to be loved.

Is it easy to admit when you’ve made a mistake?

Yeah, I do it all the time.

Is it easy for you to forgive others? (Truly?)

I guess. But I don’t know. Few have ever needed it.

You’re on your death bed. Who do you want by your side?

My brothers (and my family but mostly my brothers)

Your childhood bully has grown up to be a philanthropist. Do you praise him and give to his cause? Or do you turn a shoulder to him and scoff?

I’m not as good natured as Nox so even though I have no bully I would say no. A dick is a dick is a dick.

Who would you want to raise your child if you die unexpectedly?

If I had kids. My brother probably. I bet he and Matt will have lots of kids anyway – just like Nox.

Do you suffer from a reoccurring nightmare? If so, what happens in it?

Not really.

What do you notice first about a person?

Their shining personality. I’m a eyes kinda guy tho.

Do you find it difficult to praise others?

Not really. If someone does a good job they should know it.

Which color do you feel looks best on you?

Emerald Green. I don’t know!

What’s your drink of choice?

Water with lemon

Which parent do you take after more? (If they know their parents)

My dad.

What quality about your parent do you admire? Abhor? (If they know their parents)

My dad. I mean he’s doing the whole Doctors Across Borders now that mom is gone. He’d never have done that with Mom here, she’d never have allowed us to stay with Nox.

Do you wish to be a loner? Or have a family one day? (Or if they already have a family, do they enjoy family life or regret it?)

I need family.

What odd habits or ticks do you have?

I don’t think I have any. I’m anal about my workouts.

Have you traveled to other lands? Or planets, even?

To just New York City

Do you feel a need to fix or repair problems that don’t directly involve you?

Only Nox. Everyone else no.

How do you view other races or cultures?

With respect. I grew up human. I am Therian now, but I didn’t know any of it existed before now.

Do you worry about what the future will bring?

Yeah I guess. I’m ruler of a pack now and I’m still learning things. I could screw up a whole lot of people.