Luke Callindor– This is a really odd topic. Even stranger is that we’re the only ones in the room. Are we supposed to answer questions?
Nyx– Maybe after we talk for a bit. Sounds like we have to voice an opinion on something the author has dealt with.
Luke– Oh, you mean how people react to the losses, torture, injuries, beatings, and victories that we have. Well, it isn’t as bad as it used to be. Mostly because people aren’t paying as much attention to him now as before. Although, I assume people have gotten used to how he operates.
Nyx– I think you missed the part where you explain the topic. As usual, big sis, to the rescue. That isn’t even a joke. I think I’ve saved you and the others more times than anyone else. Yet, there are people who still got sensitive when I was the one needing to be rescued. I’m not perfect, so I do need help at times.
Luke– Not to mention you leap into battle as quickly as I do. You aren’t very strong without your magic, so anyone who gets around that will dominate. Even so, you give as good as you get. It is funny how I get beaten within an inch of my life and nobody bats an eye. You gaining a victory while getting injured used to get a lot of uproar. Remember one person a few years back that was angry about you getting punched in the face?
Nyx– I was captured at the time too. Wonder if that person read a little farther when I escaped, with your help, and went back on the offensive. Wow, the two of us really have taken a lot of physical, mental, and emotional beatings. Sari might beat us on two and three and Dariana is up there too. Still, I can’t remember a book where you and I don’t need a healer.
Luke– Technically the first book since you hadn’t debuted you. Is this really a question that has to be answered? Then again, there is the torture I went through in Ritual of the Lost Lamb. That might put me ahead.
Nyx– Definitely, but I don’t think as much people cared about that as they did when I get a little torture in Family of the Tri-Rune. That was unexpected, especially since I was defiant the whole time and it ended with me coming out on top. Well, sort of. Passing out is fine as long as you don’t tell the bad guys what they want. Do you think people expect you to get hurt more than me?
Luke– I don’t know. Being a warrior, they might expect me to get into more close range battles. Casters tend to be in the back, so you’re unique in that respect. Maybe people aren’t used to casters getting punched like warriors. Then again, you have the more positive fan following. Too many see me as immature and obnoxious, so they might just enjoy my suffering.
Nyx– To be fair, I’ve been called a bitch at times. Is this where the conversation was supposed to go?
Luke– Maybe we open the floor to people asking us about our experiences. I think we’ve established that we’ve both had it pretty badly.
Nyx– Hey, how are you still talking considering what happened to you in the last book?
Luke– I don’t think those things carry over onto these types of posts.
Nyx– Okay. So . . . any questions?