Up Close and Personal with Ethan
The other day I posted an interview with Cady thanks to some fantastic questions I got from Laveda. Here are Ehtan’s responses to more of the same.
Ethan~ First impression of Cady.
Loud. Not that she has a big mouth, exactly, but the walls were thin and I could hear her through them from time to time. It’s distracting. She’s so young and full of life… it’s overwhelming sometimes. It dazzles you, like staggering into the sunlight after spending too long in the darkness, chasing after slithering things.
Ethan~ Why did you let Cady in? Not only in your crazy world, but in your heart. You knew that it would be dangerous for her yet, you still did it. Also, when DID you let her in your heart?
To be honest I never would’ve let her in if I hadn’t been about to pass out from the rusty knife stuck under my ribs. I never would’ve given her my real name and I for damn sure never would’ve let her take me home if she hadn’t already known where I live. But for whatever reason our paths crossed and she stuck with me for the whole night even though I kept asking her to leave. I didn’t want to fall for her, I kept telling myself she wasn’t for me, but she has this way of worming her way into your heart. No, not worming, that sounds bad. I wanted too keep her out of it, but then I had to keep her safe from Ash and all of a sudden, bam… I was a goner. I never stood a chance. I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but I realized how far gone I was when she left everything behind to be with me without stopping to think twice about it.
Ethan~ What’s up with the invisible tatts? Why can Cady see them, but no one else?
*shifts uncomfortably* You’re not supposed to know about those. As near as I can tell, she can see them because she’s been tainted by demon blood, but that’s just a theory.
Ethan~ Can you tell us what it’s like to do a binding ritual? You also talk about off loading demons, can you explain that process as well? I’d like to know what it feels like for a demon to enter/exit your body.
No, trust me, you really don’t. You’re not supposed to know about any of this. Let’s just say neither one of them are very fun.
Ethan~ What is the most amount of demons you’ve had in you at one time? What is the most anyone has carried at one time? Is there a limit to how many they will let you hold? Any side effects to holding too many at one time?
I’ve had as many as eight demons bound to me before. I have no idea what the record is, but I know Rikard has had more than that before. I suppose there’s a limit because the Company doesn’t want any one person getting too powerful, but there are no side effects that I’m aware of.
Ethan~ While Cady was in the astral plain with Ash, you could hear everything she was saying to him. What are your thoughts on that conversation?
I wasn’t happy about the promises she made to him, to see him again. I didn’t like… I can’t help but feel like there’s a connection there, no matter what she says about it.
Ethan~ Can you tell us anything more about the company? Or is that a no no?
I can neither confirm nor deny anything you may or may not have heard about the Company.
Ethan~ Now that everything is over with Ash, what happens now? For you individually and together.
For me it’s business as usual. Wait to get him offloaded onto another host, wait for my next assignment. Not a lot to do before that happens. As for Cady and me… we’ve got to keep things as quiet as possible. I don’t like the fact that Rikard’s taken an interest in her. The less she has to do with the Company, the better.
I like to listen to a lot of oldies, The Stones, Creedence, The Doors, Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin, stuff like that.
How do you decompress?
I have a lot of downtime between assignments, and it’s important to stay in shape, so I spend a lot of time training. But I guess I like to kick back with a beer and watch a movie to relax. Lately I spend more time watching the girl next to me than the movie, but that’s relaxing in its own way.
Describe Cady in three words.
Pushy, smart-ass, too naïve for her own good sometimes, no matter how streetwise she pretends to be. Shit, that’s more than three. Okay, how about perfect?
What would your perfect future be?
That’s a hard one. We’re trained not to look too far to the future. I guess I’d just like one with Cady in it. That would be perfection.