This interview is a long time in coming. Please welcome my very special guest, Ottilde [O – Tild] Dominax!
RLM: Thank you so much for joining me today, Ottilde.
OtD: It’s a pleasure to be here, thank you for having me.
RLM: So, as you know, I’ve already interviewed your sister, Oriabel. And I’d like to ask you pretty much the same questions I asked her.
OtD: By all means.
RLM: If you could travel anywhere where would it be?
OtD: I’ve already done a lot of traveling in my life. During my education and training to become a knight, we were often taken on long trips to expose us to different terrains, climates, languages etc. Honestly, I just want to be home.
RLM: If you could keep only 5 possessions what would they be?
OtD: A clean pair of underthings; my heartstone; the drawings my father did before he died – especially the one of my mother when she was pregnant with Oriabel and me; my sword; and a waterproof coat – a hate being wet.
RLM: Who do most admire in life?
OtD: My sister, Oriabel. She hasn’t been tainted by cynicism and bitterness as I have. While sometimes I might be exasperated – even fearful – of her trusting nature, I also envy that innocence. That willingness to believe and expect the best of people.
RLM: What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
OtD: I’ve always wished I could garden. Black thumb, though. I love growing things and envied Oriabel and my father their ability to coax life from the ground.
RLM: What was your most embarrassing moment?
OtD: On the eve of my knighting, I fell asleep during the vigil in the royal sanctuary. I’d been having an awful nightmare when the duty priest woke me. I was so startled that I punched him in the mouth. Needless to say, I was not a favorite among the priests from then on.
RLM: Now, I have to ask: What is really between you and Wilder Coomb?
OtD: Absolutely nothing.
OtD: Indeed. That man is the bane of my existence and I would gut him if I had half a chance. He’s the most loathsome, self-righteous, thick-headed, beast of a man. And I pity anyone unfortunate enough to spend even a moment in his company.
Why, what did he say to you?