And then I realized that probably the point is to use these questions to help develop your romance if you haven’t already.
Therefore, many thanks to Cait at Paper Fury and Sky at Further Up and Further In for hosting Beautiful People yet again.
Your Gal: Lindsay Gray, crush-struck girl of seventeen who is a little too accustomed to privilege and is a little overwhelmed by her impending future.
Your Guy: Quinn Casey, talented sportsman and vibrant academic who has always been pushed by his second-gen immigrant parents to take advantage of the opportunities they couldn’t.
1. How long have they been a couple?
Strictly speaking, they aren’t yet. They went on an exciting journey to South Carolina for a few days, and after that he took her out on a date, but they aren’t together-together. They were just with each other at the same time.
2. How did they first meet?
They always belonged to the same school district, so they knew each other that way, but they acquainted themselves as teenagers through various parties and were truly introduced when she accidentally thrust a coma-inducing illness upon him.
3. What were their first thoughts of each other? (Love at first sight or “you’re freakishly annoying”?)
Lindsay doesn’t believe in love at first sight, but she was initially attracted by his face, which she finds nice to look at. Quinn, on the other hand, was initially indifferent and then confused. Lindsay looks fine, as things are, but he did not have much time to ponder the complexities of her character while he was in a coma. After that, he was told that she was in some way responsible for the incident, but he couldn’t understand why, and so was interested in what on earth she did.
4. What do they do that most annoys each other?
Quinn is a little pompous and a little too perfect, for Lindsay’s tastes. She likes him, of course, but sometimes he makes assumptions and decisions about or for others because he trusts in his own intellect. Also, because Lindsay has been struggling with her own self-worth as of late, everything good about him makes her feel worse about herself. It makes her angry.
Lindsay holds onto tradition and isn’t willing to take risks, in Quinn’s eyes. He likes moving forward and especially since breaking off his relationship with his parents, he has decided that traditions and religions are ultimate failures—science saved him, and if Lindsay believes in magic, or whatever, he simply has to find a way to prove the science behind it.
5. Are their personalities opposite or similar?
I believe they’re both extroverted and enjoy the company of others, but Quinn has a lot more initiative than Lindsay, which is why he has a concealed carrier’s license and participates a lot more at school. Lindsay, on the other hand, tends to be more realistic—the executions of her parents ground her, and the knowledge that even if certain traditions or ideas are wrong, they can’t be immediately ended with the expectation that life will be perfect.
6. How would their lives be different without each other?
Lindsay wouldn’t have someone to hold her accountable on the journey, and she might even turn back because she would be too afraid to go on alone, or wouldn’t have enough resources by herself to keep going.
Quinn would never have entered a coma, but he also would have remained blind to a few of his parents’ idiosyncrasies that occasionally depend on tradition, which he hates, and a few behaviors that are truly unhealthy in a family.
7. Are they ever embarrassed of each other?
Quinn never lets his relationships embarrass him, but Lindsay gets shy when she has to talk about him to the rest of her family.
8. Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?
Lindsay’s grandfather is concerned, mostly because he isn’t honestly interested in becoming a great-grandfather in the near future. He doesn’t dislike Quinn, but he’s also suspicious of boys.
9. Do they see their relationship as long-term/leading to marriage?
No way. Quinn has had a few girlfriends before and doesn’t have any extra expectations placed on this one, and Lindsay never really considered marriage—she just liked his face. Neither of them thinks this is beyond a high school relationship.
10. If they could plan the “perfect outing” together, where would they go?
They would be in Lindsay’s room with the chimeras to keep them company, and watch a movie together. I would like to say Inception because I want to watch Inception, but I’m sure that if they were going to pick a Nolan film it would have to come from the Batman trilogy, because Trog loves her Christian Bale.
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I liked these questions, they really made me think—and so, thanks again to Cait and Sky for the great questions!
What are some of the romances in your WIPs like?
(Also, remember, next week Love a Blogger Saturday resumes! Who will you share some love with today?)