Hello Citizens of Black Hollow, with all of the craziness that has been going on around town I thought we needed a break and could use some fun. My idea was another interview with one of our surly...I mean awesome citizens...Arden McCarthy. I quickly found out he has a really big personality and between me and you I think it's to compensate for everyone always thinking leprechauns are little. Read on to see what I mean...
Silver: Arden, it's nice to meet you. Let's start off with an easy question. How old are you?
Arden: Kind of rude to ask such a question, don’t you think? What? Just because I’m not a woman, you think you can ask my age? Really rather presumptuous of you. Let’s just say, I’m old enough to know better, but young enough not to care.
Silver: Okay...so not an easy question. Let's try another one, why did you move to Black Hollow?
Arden: Seraphine asked us to come and run her bank, helping her fund her little project of Black Hollow. Our Elders sent us to run End of the Rainbow Savings & Trust, since we had the gold upon which the economy is funded so as not to depend on more mundane resources and give ourselves away.
Silver: (clearing his throat and blinking a few times, embarrassed he had gotten lost in the other man's eyes and missed what he said). What job do you have in BH?
Arden: Do you not pay attention to the questions you ask? I just told you, I run the bank. How long have you been running this paper again?
Silver: Um...Adam runs the paper, I just do interviews. I apologize I was a little distracted by your, well never mind. Where do you have a scar/birthmark? If a scar how did you get it?
Arden: Is this a dating site or a newspaper? Are you going to be asking for nude pics next? Am I supposed to swipe left or right or something? Please, leave my body out of your interview.
Silver: (looks at his notes to find a question that might not offend the leprechaun) What is the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
Arden: You see, now this is a valid question. The last book I read was Reaping the Harvest by the ever-talented Robbie Cox. That man has an imagination that soars. His prose is spot on and captivating. Have you read it? You really should pick it up.
Silver: Is there anything else he's talented at that captivates people? (blushes at the look Arden gives him). Right...back to the interview. Do you have an embarrassing habit?
Arden: Why? What have you heard?
Silver: (Holds his hands up defensively) It was just a question, I ask everyone the same one. Like this next one, what grosses you out?
Arden: Arm pits. Really, they’re disgusting. Hairy, sweaty, smelly…just…gross.
Silver: I'll make sure your fellow citizens know to keep their arm pits away unless properly groomed and deodorized. (Winks then studies his notes for a second). Boxers, Briefs or Commando?
Arden: I thought this wasn’t for the Black Hollow dating site. What kind of article are you writing again? I thought you were taken.
Silver: Cade and I are happy together, thank you very much. That doesn't mean the right guy or girl isn't out there wanting to know more about you. This next question might be more to your liking. Tell me about the last time you cried:
Arden: During the movie While You Were Sleeping. I really wanted to watch Darby O’Gill and the Little People, but Quinn forced me to sit through that movie.
Silver: Both movies are excellent, next time just make it a double feature and you both win. What is something you feel guilty about?
Arden: I actually liked While You Were Sleeping.
Silver: Men are allowed to like Rom Com's too. (Silver rolled his eyes and releases a loud sigh before continuing on). Describe what you do when you look in a mirror:
Arden: Again, I don’t think these are true questions. Has Quinn asked you to fill out a dating profile for me?
Silver: You sure are prickly for a leprechaun, I thought you were all happy, all that magically delicious stuff? (Silver shrunk back at the glare Arden sent him). Right...well If you could change one thing from your past what would it be and why?
Arden: Agreeing to do this interview.
Silver: (biting his lip so he doesn't admit he feels the same way right now.) Have you ever been in love?
Arden: No. We’re leprechauns. There are no females. Other people get love. We get gold.
Silver: Well that just sounds sad. Now I get why you are so grumpy. What are you most afraid of?
Arden: Someone stealing the gold in our vault and ruining Black Hollow’s economy. That, and Quinn’s cooking. He really sucks at it.
Silver: Right, on that note I think we'll leave it at that. The rest of my questions are even more personal and somehow I don't think you would like them very much. Thank you for meeting with me and I look forward to seeing you around town!