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Character Interview Lily Fortune Project: Angel

Walking into the room I see a girl, she looks to be about sixteen, her hair pulled up in a messy bun, dark green eyes searching me as I sit down in a chair across from her hospital bed.

 “Hello Lily, how are you doing today?” I ask my smooth voice relaxing her.

“Hello Author, I am fine thank you for asking.” Her eyes suspiciously search my face for any signs of betrayal.

“I am just going to dive right in if that is fine with you. Let’s start with the obvious, why are you in the hospital?” her eye flash at me for a second.

“You know full well why I am here author.”

“Yes, I know more then you Lily but for the sake of our lovely audience would you please cooperate through this interview?” I look at her with slightly pleading eyes before asking the question again. “So, why are you in the hospital?”

Her voice trembles slightly as she responds. “I don’t know, they don’t know, no one knows. I have been here for one year, eight months, three weeks, and four days. And all I know is that I never get better.”

“I am sorry Lily, is there anything you do in your free time to take your mind off of everything?”

“I dream.” She whispers quietly, “in my world rain tastes like sugar, I wear white silk, and dance in balls. In my world I’m not sick in my world I am as free as a dear.” Lily’s eyes looked so hopeful, so pleading into mine it was so hard not to tell her that she would have and ending that could be called happy. But I must keep to the script if she knew her ending then all would be lost.

“If you had to describe yourself in three words, what words would you choose? And why?”

“Dreamer, because I dream to escape reality. Sick, because of this stupid virus you gave me. And broken because I don’t know when I am going to die.” Lily’s last words were weak, helpless. “Why don’t you just get to my ending so at least part of my life will be good, Author?”

“You know I can’t do that Lily. There are rules I must follow. Your journey will be the highlight of your story just remember that.” Slowly getting up from my seat I walk towards the door.

“You aren’t going to remember this Lily, but the next chapter of your life is going to be amazing.” With that I closed the door and walked out of her world.



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