It's time for another edition of grill the townsfolk. For those who don't know me, I'm Silver DeTourney. Recent transplant to this quirky town and newest reporter for your newspaper. Today I've got the one and only Cade Osiris in the hot seat.
Silver: Welcome Cade, how are you today.
Cade: Thank you, delighted to be here.
Silver: *Cocks one eyebrow in amusement* You don't seem very happy, that sounded quite like sarcasm to me.
Cade: *Shrugs* I was told to do this interview, so here I am. Am I happy to answer probing personal questions....not so much. *Cade lets out a sigh* Sorry, old habit. Too many years of being persecuted for being different makes one a bit paranoid.
Silver: I can understand that, if it helps this is only for the citizens of this fine town. A way for everyone to get to know each other a little bit. Bring us a bit closer together.
Cade: If you don't mind can we get on with this. I was in the middle of a design and I'd like to get back to it. Deadlines and all.
Silver: Oh, sure. Yes, sorry. We're gonna start off easy. What's your name and what's your designation?
Silver: Yeah, you know. Human or paranormal and what are you?
Cade: Oh, okay. Well, my name is Cade Osiris, and I'm a mummy
Silver: A .... mummy. Would it be wrong of me to ask how old you are?
Cade: I was born in the year 2382 BC. I stopped counting a long time ago on my actual age.
Silver: BC... Um... okay yeah. Uh.....
Cade: It's okay if you're flustered. I know I look good for my age.
Silver: *blushing* On that note, let's move on. When and why did you move to Black Hollow?
Cade: Damn, ask the hard questions. Honestly, I don't really remember when. I know I've been here for years, longer than I've lived anywhere else. That's not saying much as I had to move around a lot to hide. If it helps when I first came here, this town was nothing like it is now. We were small, maybe a quarter of the size it is now. Few modern conveniences to speak of as well.
Silver: Can you tell us why you came here?
Cade: That's not an easy story, and one I don't like to think too much about. Let's just say that, I fulfilled a bargain and was released into the world as I am now. A world that didn't think to much of my kind. Staying hidden was a lot harder back then, Seraphine found me and offered me this life. I would have been a fool to turn it down.
Silver: What job do you have in BH?
Cade: I design clothes, I have my own line. Well, two lines I guess. One for the general public and one for the people of Black Hollow. The second line is still in production, and well, I guess I just let the cat out of the bag so to speak. It's something special for us, the people who've taken me in and accepted me as one of their own.
Silver: I'm excited to see what you've created. I think everyone knows of your clothing line, the quality and designs are pretty fantastic.
Cade: Oh, you're a fan of my work. *Cast's a curious eye at Silver's clothes* Pretty sure those aren't mine you're wearing though.....
Silver: I said I'm aware of your work, not that I could afford it. But, back to the questions... Where do you have a scar/birthmark? And if you do have a scar how did you get it?
Cade: The most notable is the one on the left side of my abdomen. It's where the priests removed most of my organs during the mummification process. I have other scars, as we all due from my time as a mortal and then again from running from angry village mobs. But nothing serious really.
Silver: The... mummif..... Of course. I... uh yeah.
Cade: What did you think, that someone waved a magic wand and poof I was a mummy? I’m sorry to say nothing so glamorous. I was judged, failed, offered a deal that I couldn’t resist and was given a second chance of sorts.
Silver: I guess I just didn’t think about it. I knew you were a mummy, but logically I guess I never thought of the logistics of it all.
Cade: It’s quite alright. Do you mind if we move on to the next question now?
Silver: Oh, sure. What is the last book you read and did you enjoy it?
Cade: I’m a voracious reader actually. When you live as long as I have, you find that life becomes tedious after a while. Books help give me a place to escape. But on that same note, when I’m in the middle of a design line like I am now, reading gets pushed to the side. I get too absorbed and don’t like to take time away from it, you understand.
Silver: Yes, of course. Sorry, I know I’m keeping you from it.
Cade: While that is true, I can’t say that I’m objecting too highly to sitting across from you.
Silver: Do you have an embarrassing habit?
Cade: *laughs* Oh you’re cute when you blush, but excuse me if I refuse to answer that one. Don’t want to ruin my chances...
Silver: What grosses you out?
Cade: most days life does. The monotony of it all.
Silver: Boxers, briefs or commando?
Cade: Why don’t you come back to my place and find out?
Silver: Remind me after this interview is over to edit the hell out of this thing. So, does that mean you’re not going to answer for our audience?
Cade: If anyone out there really wants to know that bad, I’d be surprised. But, in case you’d like to know for when think of me later..... It varies depending on my mood, the outfit and what I’ll be doing that day. Most of the time, it’s boxer briefs or commando though.
Silver: When’s the last time you cried?
Cade: We went from my undergarments to my feelings. Quite a jump there. Crying... let me think.....I really can’t remember, honestly.
Silver: Describe what you do when you look in a mirror.
Cade: I don’t, or at least I try not too. You know that old saying, eyes are the window to the soul. Well, I’ve already been judged and found lacking once.
Silver: I’m sorry.
Cade: Don’t be, it is what it is. Being sorry won’t change anything.
Silver: What is your greatest regret?
Cade: Most days I’d say accepting the deal, other times I’d say being born. It all depends really. Sometimes, I see it as the gift it was, other times I see the curse it also is.
Silver: What’s the evilest thing you’ve ever done?
Cade: That is something I won’t answer. Suffice it to say it was in the service of another and I had no choice.
Silver: If you could change one thing from your past what would it be and why?
Cade: I wouldn’t have died when I did. I’d have had more time to balance my life so that when judgment day came, I’d have been given a better outcome.
Silver: Was that possible? Not dying I mean?
Cade: I don’t know. I think if I’d made different choices, then maybe yes.
Silver: Do you think redemption is possible? Why or Why not?
Cade: That’s the question isn’t it.
Silver: If you could choose how would you want to die?
Cade: Really? Been there done that, got the mummification to prove it.
Silver: If you were to die and come back as any person or thing, who/what would it be and why?
Cade: again, been there done that. I died, I came back as me.
Silver: Have you ever been in love?
Cade: Pretty sure, that’s not possible for those like me. We’re damned, love isn’t in the cards for us. I’m technically not even alive, my heart doesn’t beat, how can it fall in love?
Silver: You were human once, what about then?
Cade: I was in lust, but never love.
Silver: We’re down to our last couple questions... What are you most afraid of?
Cade: Damn, you really do ask the hard questions. I guess I’d say that this town, this sanctuary would be taken away from us. I’ve found a sort of peace here with these crazy inhabitants. I’m accepted and respected here. I don’t think I could go back to being on the outside again.
Silver: If you had one wish what would it be and why?
Cade: I really don’t know how to answer that one. I’ve found over the years, that it’s not healthy to focus on things that I can’t have. I’m content with my life, why ask for more and risk disappointment.
Silver: Wow, so yeah that’s the last of my questions. Maybe, I need to rearrange these and end on a lighter note.
But, seriously...Thank you for being here and taking the time out of your schedule.
Cade: Thank you. It’s been interesting.