He’s that kind of man, his loyalty is forever (NaNoWriMo – Day 13)

30 Days NaNoWriMo Meme – Day 13 – Name a male character from your novel.  Describe him through the point of view and words of the female character you introduced in question 3 (if they never interact, pick another female character).

tumblr_lr1zinODVz1qhrgkxo1_500When I first met Michael, he helped me out. I had been falsely accused of theft and I’d been forced to take refuge in the stockroom of the hostel I’d been working for. A mob was after me, people I knew, who believed the accusation. It was horrible. I knew they would breech into the stockroom sooner or later and they were not going to be kind on me. He and his brother, Blood, entered the stockroom from a window and helped me escape. Just like that. For no good reason other than I needed help.

But then, when I came to know Michael better, I learned that isn’t all that unusual. He always makes a show not to care, not to get into other people’s business, but if he comes across someone who needs help and he can do something about it, he will. Sometimes in spite of himself. I just think it’s stronger than him, you know? That’s one of the reasons why I love him. I know his true heart, I’ve seen it.

I like being with him. I feel safe and protected. Sometimes we laugh and have a great fun. Sometimes he’s pensive and silent, so serious, and I know he ponders about us. I know he thinks about his wife and the family he lost. He seldom speaks about it, but I know. Even if his wife and daughters died many years ago, they’re still in his heart, and I could be jealous, but I’m not. He’s that kind of man. Once he gives you his loyalty, he will never take it back.

I know he loves me the same way I love him. He understands me. I just hope one day he will trust me enough to give his loyalty to me.

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In the photo: Rick Mora

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I was born, raised and I still live near Verona (Italy), though I worked for a time in Dublin. I started writing fantasy stories as a kid. Today I’m a bookseller who reads fantasy, history, mythology, anthropology and lots of speculative fiction. Somehow, all of this has found its way into my own dieselpunk stories.

2 Comments on "He’s that kind of man, his loyalty is forever (NaNoWriMo – Day 13)"

  1. I’m too old; I can’t figure out how to just “like” the post. So I won’t! Ha!

    You know what? I read an 8-sentence excerpt about Michael a while ago, and the description from back then planted almost the exact image in my head that you’ve got posted here. It took me a second to realize that being familiar with your character’s physical appearance was a little strange. 😛

  2. Hi Taylor, thanks for stopping by. Well, my ‘like’ sistem has a problem, I have to figure out how to make it easier to use 🙁

    Ah, I’m happy my description was effective. Always good to ear that. And honestly, when I saw this photo of Rick Mora, I thought, man, if this isn’t Michael, I don’t know who is 🙂

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