It is time for another Beautiful People once more!
The lucky duo this time is Jerome and Marc Steele, from Shadow of Glory, about half of the way through that particular book. This month's challenge involves questioning two characters that are friends/lovers/enemies/in-some-sort-of-relationship. Part One has more general questions, Part Two focuses on their relationship.
1. Do they believe in anything that most people think is impossible?
Marc doesn't. He is very much a stickler for the status quo. Jerome on the other hand, is a dreamer. He believes that the Communist government can be overthrown and replaced if enough people can be recruited.
2. Are they strong, or the "damsel/knight in distress" sort?
Both are strong in their own way. Marc's strength is more physical, while Jerome's strength lies mostly in his stubborn nature.
3. Do they have a special place? (e.g. a corner in his/her bedroom, under a tree...)
Jerome's special place is under the streets, in the massive sewer system. While druggies and thugs hang around its outer edges, nobody goes very far into the sewer's network of tunnels. Except for Jerome. He likes how quiet it is.
As for Marc, I actually don't know if he has a special place. Hm.
4. What occupation do they have, or plan on having?
Marc is a Junior Agent, recently out of the Acadamey. Think FBI/CIA/Secret Police.
Jerome is a senior in highschool, but leaves before he can graduate to escape being drafted into the army and sent to Beijing. He ends up working as a Mole once he reaches the Underground. A Mole is someone who comes and goes from the Underground, carrying supplies, scouting, etc.
5. Describe their current place of residence.
Jerome lives beneath Chicago, in the only remaining bomb shelter: the Underground.
Marc lives in a small, sparse apartment in the city.
6. Explain their last crisis. How had they changed when they came out of it?
Jerome was arrested for being part of an anti-goverment meeting. He was interrogated, and Marc was forced by his boss to assist in the interrogation methods.
It hardened Marc, and it strengthened Jerome's resolve in the course his life was taking, and furthered the disdain/near-hatered he felt for Marc and The Inter-Continental Communist Confederacy.
7. If they could drive any kind of car they wanted, what would it be?
They would probably both want a Fire Hawk, possibly a Fire Hawk Z58. Fire Hawks are sports cars that look a lot like the more recent Corvette models. This Corvette ZR1 looks very much like a Fire Hawk Z58.
8. How do they deal with change?
Not very well--that applies to both of them.
9. If they had to amputate one body part, which one would they choose?
Their little toe.
10. What would their favorite be at the local coffee shop?
Marc's would be strong espresso, black.
Jerome would get something else just because Marc got the espresso. He might go with plain black coffee, or a frappacino that involves chocolate.
Part 2: Here are 5 more questions. These ones are focused more on that relationship we mentioned above. The goal is to become more familiar with the way your two characters relate with one another. Think about your answers, don't be afraid to give us detail.
1. How did they meet?
They are brothers, so...in the hospital when Jerome was born.
2. How do these two deal with conflict?
Marc gets angry. Jerome either shuts down or lashes out; it all depends on his mood/the situation. They will yell, name-call, Marc will cuss, and sometimes their arguments will get physical.
3. Do they have a special song, phrase, item, or place?
4. What kind of things do they like to do together?
They used to like to just hang out together, like brothers often do. They also liked to go see action movies in 4D. But that was several years ago. Now they don't do anything "together"...the most they have done together recently involved Jerome being interrogated by Marc.
5. Describe their relationship as a whole in 3 words, or less.
Strained. Tense. Angry.
Photo Credit: I believe I found this picture on the Corvette website, but I found it well over a year ago thus can't remember for sure.