An interview with one of my characters, Kit Morgan, who was kind enough to sit down with me today and share his mind...
Me: "Your name, Kit, is it short for anything?"
Me: "Now, you attend the Conservatory of Aeronautics. Tell me, was it hard for you to get in?"
Kit: "Every bit of it was devilish. It takes work. And guts. Less if you're from a rich family. But I had a good promoter."
Me: "And, just reading the summary here, you did leave the Conservatory didn't you?"
Kit: *laughing* "Leave? I was kicked out. Politely, of course. But kicked out, nonetheless."
Me: "Why, exactly? If you don't mind me asking."
Kit: "Money. My sponsor took ill, and no one was paying the tuition. And they've always seen me as a troublemaker. This was just an excuse to get rid of me."
Me: "Sorry to hear that. Later on in the story, you're caught trespassing at the Base, correct?"
Me: "For what reason is that?"
Kit: "Well, that's what they all want to know, isn't it."
Me: "Rumor is you were copying aerocraft blueprints for the Sky Force."
Kit: "People will talk."
Me: "Yes, but the main point is, you were trespassing and found guilty of illegal activity against the Ether Force. How does that reflect upon yourself? What are your thoughts on that?"
Kit: "It really doesn't matter what I think. No one will care what I have to say. They'll just change it to suit their purposes. I will say, though, that I will do what I believe is right, regardless of what other people think."
Me: "And this girl, Jacey Drake..."
Kit: "What about her?"
Me: "Weren't you two good friends?"
Kit: "You could call it that. Jacey's a good pilot with nerve. Better than most lads who graduate the Cov."
Me: "But you've broken ties with her, and with every friend from your former life, true?"
Kit: "I don't know what you mean by 'every friend'. I ain't got that many. But yes, Jacey was one of the few, and we fight for two different causes now. I respect her still. Just not her choice."
Me: "Well, before we close, I'd like to ask you one last thing: what do you consider yourself as first and foremost?"
Kit: "A pilot. And my da made sure I was a good one. There are other things people would call me, most of them earned I have to admit. But I'm a pilot, first of all."
Me: "Well, I think we're out of time. But thank you, Kit Morgan, for taking a few moments to talk with me."
Kit: "A pleasure."
Me: "And I wish you good luck with the Sky Force."