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Character Guest Post: Endings

Today, I’ve decided to do something a little different. If you want to see what inspired this idea, check out Melissa Gravitis’s Character Guest Post over at her blog.
We’ll be getting to know one of my all-time favorite characters from the novel I am currently editing. His name is Endings, and he’s – how do I say this? – special.

    Thanks for joining me today, En. So, if I understand correctly, you and your brothers were cast from your home and forced to find your way back without the use of your powers, which were taken away from you at the time you were banished, right?
Yeah. It was a rough time, and a lot of really bad stuff happened. Ever since then, I've changed. A lot. I don't think I'll ever be the same.

   So, where did you grow up?
A palace floating in space.
That's something you don't see everyday! Can you tell me more about this floating palace? Well, it's just kind of . . . there over Deerdren – the planet below. I don't live there anymore, though, cause I moved out when I turned eighteen and headed to my own place. It's built underground, down on Deerdren.
What’s your job?
I control Endings.
What kind of endings? Well, you know, that could be the ending of a movie, a TV show, that plant you've been trying to grow for months, a storm,  or . . . even a life.
Okay, so how do you feel about your job? I hate it. You know, a lot of the people on Deerdren don't even believe my family really exists, and the ones who still do don't understand my job, and the jobs of my brothers and sister, and think that we’re gods. But, as Father enjoys pointing out EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. we talk, we’re not gods. We’re like servants, put where we are to do our best to keep the planet safe.
But that doesn't make sense. I mean, how does ending things serve the people on Deerdren? You know what, it took me a while to get used to the idea that what I was doing was good, too. Remember the last time you got a song stuck in your head? Imagine what it would be like if nothing ever ended.
Okay, I guess I can see your point.
So, how’s your relationship with your family?
I don't wanna talk about it. Next question.
Oookay . . . How old are you now?
Um . . . I don't know. I don't remember. Being immortal, I’m a few thousand years old give or take, but I stopped counting after I moved out of my Father's place.
What’s your greatest fear?
Can we skip this question? No? Fine. Getting into the deep stuff now, huh? Well . . . ever since I almost drowned as a kid, I’ve been completely terrified of water. I’ll drink it, sure, but if I have a choice, I'm not gonna swim in it or sail on it. Ever.
Wait, wait. How is it possible for the person in charge of endings to end? Well, you're not gonna give a toddler the power of life and death, are you? No. Father didn't either. I didn't have any powers yet. And, now? Well . . . let's just say I have certain vulnerabilities, and leave it at that. 
Do you have any hobbies?
I LOVE to read history books. They're so funny! I have a great time correcting them - I mean, I was there, and a lot of them are WAY off. I also enjoy reading the old Deerdrinian Fairy Tales, cause I like to hear all the true things that just barely peek through the fake stories. I mean, every fairy tale started from something real, right?

You mentioned that you'd changed a lot since your adventure. Why do you think that is?
Well . . . ah, when you lose the things that you think matter the most to you, but then find that those aren't what really matter after all, it changes you. It makes you think about who you really are and why you do what you do and how you became who you are. My whole world was flipped upside down, but at the end I, uh . . . I realized that I'm worth more than I thought. 
Hey, I really gotta run now. Interview . . . over!

What do you think of Endings? Would you like to hear more about him and his family? Do you think I should do more posts like this? Tell me in the comments below or on my Facebook page, Julia Witmer, Author!

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  1. It's so lovely to hear Endings's voice in this! Your story's premise and characters' powers are super unique, so I always enjoy learning more about them. XD Great post!

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