Me: Jeran! Welcome to my couch. I have a few questions for you so let’s start with what your biggest vulnerability is and do others know this or is it a secret?
Jeran: [He isn’t saying anything. Only sitting and staring at me. Have you ever had a staring contest with a dog that looks like a wolf before? Yea … you don’t win. Oh! Is that shiny thing below his lip tooth?! I think it might be time to move on.]
Me: Never mind. Participation not necessary. Heh ... So ahh, what do people believe about you that is false?
Jeran: That I’m a dog.
Me: Care to elaborate?
Jeran: [There’s that tooth again. And did I just imagine that, or did he just growl?] No.
Me: My, what big teeth you have. Next question, what would your best friend say is your fatal flaw and why?
Jeran: He wouldn’t say anything. He’s dead.
Me: Errr … ok. Umm … how ‘bout your dad?
Jeran: [Oh boy. This is not going well. He definitely growled this time.] My desire to have nothing to do with the family business. He’d kill me if he could find me, so I guess you could say it is indeed a fatal flaw.
Me: Ok, the next question is … [I read the rest of the question under my breath: What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality? Why?] … we’ll just skip this one shall we?
Jeran: I heard you. If he was alive, he’d say loyalty.
Me: Oh, great. I can really see why he’d say that. So, what do you want most in the world?
Jeran: I want to be healed.
Me: You’re sick?
Jeran: [Piercing stare.]
Me: Oh … ah, never mind. Do you know how far you'll go to to be healed?
Jeran: I’m going to bring the princess here. If it causes my father a few problems along the way, then so be it.
Me: I see. I’m not sure antagonising him is such a good idea if you’re so sure he’s out to kill you.
Jeran: Is this interview over? I have places to be.
Me: Sure! Thanks for your time. [Ugh … that nervous laugh was not good. I’m pretty sure I read somewhere you’re not supposed to show fear when facing a dog.]
Jeran: [He’s already gone.]