For this Beautiful People Edition, I decided to do Eli, yet again, because my other writing ideas are not even caterpillars yet. So I hope you all aren't bored of her yet.
And if you're curious to see what she looks like, now, and in her childhood, these two pictures are approximations.
Eli now Eli as a child
Now for the questions, and I'm going to let her answer them herself this time.
What are their first childhood memory?
I prefer not to remember my childhood whenever possible, but probably Meri singing me a lullaby. She used to do that all the time, especially after a bad day.
What were their best and worst childhood experiences?
...Again, I dislike speaking about my childhood. I'm not sure I have a particular worst, as I had quite a number. I think my best was the one time Meri was able to get us time outside, although that was later ruined when I realized what she had to do to gain us that small freedom.
What was their childhood home like?
Cold. Confined. Deadly. Frightening.
What’s something that scared them as child?
Kind faces and quiet, polite voices, because I knew that they were lying, but I couldn't tell what they were planning.
Who did they look up to most?
No one. Well, my mother when I was small.
Favourite and least favourite childhood foods?
My favourite food was most likely dried fruit--one of the only sweet things we got. Least favourite, probably the bland rice meal that we had every morning for breakfast
If they had their childhood again, would they change anything?
What kind of child were they? Curious? Wild? Quiet? Devious?
Quiet, because it's safer. I learned to hide everything that could lead to harm; either to me or my mother.
What was their relationship to their parents and siblings like?
I didn't know my older sister as a child. My relationship with Meri was complicated. She wasn't in a position to be an effective parent, but she cared for me. But I spent more time taking care of her than she did of me. Mai--my other blood-mother--well, our relationship was considerably more strained. She abused me and my mother, and worse, she pretended to care about us at first.
What did they want to be when they grew up, and what did they actually become?
All I wanted was to escape. I didn't want anything more than that. But of course, when we finally did escape, I ended up the crown princess of my country. I could have done without that, but I've dealt with that. I wouldn't run away from my responsibilities.
Well, there we go. I hope you found it interesting. I learned a bit myself, and confirmed some things that were flying around in my head but not completely written down.