Steven Samuels is probably my favourite member of the Blackbird Pack. I decided use some of the questions from the Proust Questionnaire for these character interviews.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I’m happiest when I know all the members of my pack are secure and happy, and my mates are happy.
What is your greatest fear?
It used to be injury to a member of the pack. Now I find my greatest fears revolve around Ivy being grabbed again.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I’m told I’m a tad overbearing at times.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
I have no tolerance for those who prey on women and children.
What is your greatest extravagance?
The Aston Martin.
What is your current state of mind?
On what occasion do you lie?
Honesty is generally the better choice, if it involves keeping someone I love safe, I will lie.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I could do with less grey hairs.
Which living person do you most despise?
I don’t despise people, I pity them because the people I should despise since I will eventually find them.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
You’ll have to ask Gareth, he whinges on about things like that and I ignore him.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Ivy, and Gareth when he’s not annoying me.
When and where were you happiest?
Running in wolf form on my estate in Wales.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Envy is a waste of time.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Ivy thinks I’m perfect, so nothing.
Where would you most like to live?
I’m perfectly satisfied with my penthouse and my home in Wales.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Depends on who you ask.
What is it that you most dislike?
How would you like to die?
In old age.
What is your motto?
“Everyone has his burden. What counts is how you carry it.”