It’s a Friday afternoon and I’m seated at a wooden table outside of a local pub and grill just down the road from where I live. It’s a beautiful summer day, the sky the same impossible blue as the eyes of the man sitting opposite me. Ekko, the muse appointed by the Custodians to work with me and tell their story, has set the meeting up. The man I am here to interview? Eros aka Ethan Ross, known to his friends as Ross.
After introductions were made and drinks delivered, I got right to it:
Me: Who was the first girl you ever kissed?
Eros grins: With or without tongue?
Me: Let’s go with first adult kiss.
Eros: Astris, a dryad who tended my mother’s apple orchard.
Me: Do you believe in love at first sight?
Eros: Love comes in many forms.
Me: How old were you when you lost your virginity?
Eros smirks: You just get right in there, don’t you?
My turn to smirk: Inquiring minds need to know.
Eros, chuckles and rubs the pad of his thumb across his lower lip in a very distracting way: Sixteen.
Me: Who was she?
Eros: Does it really matter?
Me: No, I suppose it doesn’t. Subject change. What’s your star sign?
Me: What do you do for an income?
Eros: I have investments, own several online dating sites and a luxury car customisation shop.
Me: Favourite food?
Eros: Mac n Cheese.
Me: Least favourite food?
Eros: Raisins. They look like ticks.
Me: What’s on your iPod?
Eros: The Kongos, Thousand Food Krutch, Disturbed, 30 Seconds to Mars.
Me: Favourite movie or tv series?
Eros: Anything with Bruce Willis in it.
Me: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Me: Coffee or tea?
Me: Beer or wine?
Eros: Depends on my mood.
Me: Cats or dogs?
Me: Early bird or night owl?
Eros: Night owl
Me: Which best describes your personality? Naughty…or nice?
Eros: Do the two need to be mutually exclusive?
Me: What scares you?
Eros: Stupid people.
Me: And in closing, do you have a personal motto that you live by?
Eros: To quote General Hannibal, Viam invenium aut faciam – I will find a way or make one