Thursday, September 17, 2009

Character of the Week: Marc!

Hey Everyone! I'd like to introduce this week's Character of the week, the fun Marc! Marc, tell us about yourself!

I'm Marcus David Trevet, called Marc. My eyes are grey like my Dad's but I look like the twins. People mistake us for brothers, even on CIC. :) We're actually cousins. Jason's my older brother, and our father is called Julian. He was twin brothers with Aidan's and Kaelin's father, Uncle Nathanial. Confused yet? I have wavy dark blond hair, which Lucy claims I never manage to get combed enough. (Lucy's the girlfriend, though things are a bit tetchy at the moment. I'll have you know, that girl on the beach kissed me first.)

I turned 86 this last March. Jason and I share the same birth month, though he's eight years older. Behaves every minute of it, too.

Kaelin says I should report my identifying markings, but I think he's just pointing out that I've not got half the ink he's got. I've the sun on my chest, a peace symbol from that Mexican prison, the Celtic Knot brand, Aidan's name written in Farsi. And the spider. I'd have to kill you if I told you what that was about. Nothing personal. I also wear a couple of silver hoops in the cartilage of my ear. I started the earring routine with Jason when the twins disappeared, but didn't continue like he did.


Before I became Aidan's sworn, I worked in IT for Sentinel. I still do a bit of trouble-shooting on occasion, and hacking always comes in handy when I'm in the field. But keeping Aidan out of trouble makes for full-time employment. (For instance, currently I must sleep with the lad because of his nightmares. If you can call it sleeping.)

For fun I like to throw the odd piece of furniture on a bonfire, drive my old Mustang, surf, and tease Kaelin, which also is like playing with fire, I reckon.

I'm supposed to ask a question. Right. What's the thing you've done that you're least proud of?

54 comments:

DESTINY said...

Marc, your contribution is more crucial than even you know.

Marc said...

Good to know, Destiny.

Anonymous said...

So, if you're 86, you're old?

Marc said...

Ah, but I look mid-twenties, which is when we demons are fully mature. Immortality will do that to you.

But yes, I'm old by human standards.

How old're you?

Anonymous said...

I'm 23. You're a demon? That's weird. You sound cute.

Bo said...

Lucy is human, right? They get a little fussy about that monogamy thing, even when it's just a kiss you weren't asking for. It's tough being a demon in a human world sometimes.

Kalila said...

Not all demons are against monogamy, Bo.

Hi, Marc. It sounds like you have a fun life. Keeping someone else out of trouble can be a tough job, though. I have a terrible time with Ricky. Is it easier to watch out for a fellow demon than for a human?

Marc said...

No, Lucy's a demon, too. She was raised among the humans though.

She's fairly well past it now.

Marc said...

I wouldn't know about that Kalila. Aidan is... well, you know. Got a mind of his own, that one. I reckon a human I could tie up or something when I need a break. But Aidan's got telekinesis. Most annoying.

Marc said...

Anon,
Thanks. I don't know about cute. Lucy?

Lucy said...

I know I'll regret commenting. But he gets his fair share of looks on the street.

Actually, he's devastating. You never saw someone who smiled so much. He's always happy, always joking. He has a way of bringing out the best in us. He's the least demon-like demon I know.

Oh, I know that one will come back to bite me...

Marc said...

Devastating??? Ah, Lu.

Aidan said...

Marc made me promise not to say anything today ... but ... can't hold back much longer ...

Kalila said...

Just for the record, Marc, I enjoy setting things on fire, too. It's very entertaining.

As for your question, well...it's a bit embarrassing, but I really should not have bothered with any deity boyfriends. They're selfish and arrogant. Humans are much more attentive and can be easily put in their place if they become annoying.

Maxwell said...

Marc you set things on fire? You want bombs? I got good bombs, make good boom.

You want chemicals. Throw them in the fire. You get good results, take care of bunch of people that way.

You let me know. Cheap. You give me magic.

Jessie said...

Hi Marc. What is your life goal?

sex scenes at starbucks said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Marc said...

Sorry Max,
I've not got magic. I do like to set stuff on fire and I was a bomb specialist once upon a time. But half the fun is doing it all yourself. You know that. Thanks anyway, mate.

Marc said...

Life goals, eh, Jessie? Right. I suppose it's just to keep Aidan from killing himself with one of his fool stunts. That's about it.

I should say the war, but really, we've been at war my whole life and at some point you start to wonder if you'd be good at doing anything else.

Marc said...

Hey Kalila, what say we gather on the beach this weekend for an old fashioned bonfire? I found an old sofa at the dump. And after that, well, who knows what might happen?

Jessie said...

What war, Marc? And why do you need to keep Aiden alive? What about your own life? Why are you doing it?

Lots of questions, sorry.

Mira said...

Hi Marc,

Like the surfboard.

So, you're intriguing to me. You're cute, fun-loving. You live in the moment. You light things on fire.

What about the other side? What makes you sad, Marc?

sex scenes at starbucks said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Marc said...

Jessie, the war is against Maliquium. He's an old demon, the first of my family. Not quite sure how he got here, but he and his ilk like to have humans for breakfast. The Trevets (that's us) are one of the families who descend directly from him. But a few generations ago we decided humans were worth more than food and slaves.

Aidan is our Lord Seer, a conduit to the old demon. He can sense him (among other things) and knows his weaknesses. So Aidan's rather essential to the war. Also, I'd like to keep him alive since I'm sworn to him. Our lives are tied. He dies, I die. Jason's his sworn as well. Aidan would have more guards, most Council Lords have several, but he won't allow it.

As for why...I s'pose I don't really know any other way of life. The demon has killed some people close to me, so there's that. But mostly it's the humans living their lives, enjoying their children. There's so much to admire about the human race. And we're intruders here. The least we can do is keep the old bastard at bay.

sex scenes at starbucks said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Marc said...

Hi Mira,

Thanks.

I was sad when Aidan and Kaelin disappeared with their mother. Jason expecially was so broken up over it, so soon after losing his wife. Difficult seeing him like that. He thinks of Aidan as almost a son, Sworn to him since he was born.

We also lost our mother some years back. Very difficult on Dad. He's never been quite the same.

But no point in dwelling on it, eh?

Mira said...

Sorry to hear about your mother, Marc. That's hard.

What about after the war? What are you going to do with your life?

Marc said...

Good question, Mira. I've not put a lot of thought into it.

I've got skills, so I can work. But then, we have to move every few years since we don't age. I suppose I might marry and settle down, if Lucy's game.

The world's a big place with interesting opportunities. I'll try to do everything, I reckon.

Marc said...

I've got to get lunch for the family and take Aidan to the shooting range. Keep on with the discussion, though, and I'll rejoin in a few hours.

Candy said...

Marc, it must be weird living so long, yet looking so young. Where do you iive? Do Demons own houses ? If you have to fight so much you must be very good at it or you wouldn't still be around. Do you ride horses? How do you travel? If I met you would I know you weren't human? So many questions, but you seem so nice when I always thought all Demons were nasty. Maybe it's like all nasty people aren't demons, either.

Kalila said...

It's hard to figure out what to do with eternity. You should do what I did, Marc, and start a rock band.

Let me know when your next bonfire is. I have some old guitars we can toss in.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marc

Shadow

Anonymous said...

Hi candy
Yeah I've got a house- a flat in Amsterdam. Don't get there often enough.

Right now I live at Jason's house in California.

I suppose I'm fair in a fight. I try to keep my skills up. Fighting me isn't like fighting other humans though. We csn move fast and we heal quickly so we don't have the same fear of getting hurt.

Anonymous said...

Ah more questions from the lovely Candy.
I look human enough. Maliquium mated with a human to start our family line. Same features, same plumbing, all of it.

I can ride well enough. I prefer to drive though. The books with horses as romantic transportation make me chuckle. Those writers obviously have never had to get from point A to point Z on a horse. Give me a car anyday.

Anonymous said...

Hullo Shadow. All right mate?

Anonymous said...

Kalila,
I'm up for a fire anytime, love. So guitars make music when the stings burn?

Ginger said...

Hi, everyone. Sorry I didn't get a chance to stop in sooner. I feel horrible today, and spent half the day in bed. At least it was a nice, soothing, rainy day to spend curled up.

Marc, I'm a little confused about your immortality. You said you're immortal, but that if Aidan dies, you die. How can you die if you're immortal?

You said you are intruders. So where did you intrude from? Do you ever want to go back home?

You sound very cool for a demon. So demons really exist, then. Do you ever see any angels? It would be wonderful to know that they existed too.

Ugh, now my head hurts. Going to make some tea and lie down again.

Dr. Michael Harper said...

Hi, Marc. I've never visited CIC before - but Olivia can't stop talking about it, so here I am. Anyway, I noticed you're planning to have a beach bonfire this weekend. Where?

Olivia and I live on an island, and we love having fires on the beach... though the authorities usually frown upon it.

Olivia Harper said...

I'm sorry you're feeling badly today, Ginger. I'm not feeling too swift myself. Caught something from my kids. Darn school year!

Anyhoo, I finally got Michael to visit CIC. Yahoo!

Of course, I just realized that he failed to answer Marc's question, so I'll give it a go... there are two things that I'm the least proud of... the fact that I broke a boy's heart in Ruby Hollow when I was 15, and the fact that I never told my sisters the truth about where our mom ended up.

But we live and learn, right? Gotta break a few eggs once in a while.

Nice to chat with you, Marc! Now, it's my turn to crawl into bed.

Marc said...

Sorry about those anonymous. Blogger calls me anonymous from my BlackBerry. I must find the time to hack in and fix that.

Ginger, terribly sorry you're not feeling well. Anything I can do to cheer you?

Perhaps the immortality bit is confusing to mortals. But we can be killed, murdered in the usual ways. We tend to heal our minor wounds quicker, and our broken bones knit within hours. But it still hurts. And we can die. But someone must be intent on doing us harm. That is key.

I've no idea where my kind originally came from, so I don't long for home. Home for me is here, as it has been my entire life.

As for Angels, Aidan says Maliquium claims to have killed them all. I've certainly not seen any, but I also don't call what the old bugger says gospel either.

Lucy said...

Ginger,
Marc just sent you flowers, btw. That's the kind of guy he is. Always thoughtful.

Especially around pretty girls.

Marc said...

Ah now Lu, you've gone and ruined the surprise. And I'm thoughtful around other people than pretty girls...you for instanc--

OW. That was a joke, love.

Aidan said...

Marc's running toward the ocean and Lucy's following him with a pellet gun. This won't be pretty.

Dr Harper-- We'll be having a bonfire this weekend, I'm sure. Marc can only go a day or so without setting something on fire. You can come if you want.

And for the rest of you, I can answer any other questions about him -- Oh. Hi, Marc. Just covering for you. Going now. Sheesh.

Laura Martone said...

It's just as well that Marc's back, Aidan. I'm not sure that we would've trusted your answers anyhow. No offense intended, I've just noticed you two have a tendency to squabble.

Dr. Michael Harper said...

Olivia's back in bed, poor baby, but I'm sure she'll be up and about by tomorrow. She's never under the weather for long... so, yes, we'd love to attend your bonfire. Wonder if it's within walking distance...

Marc said...

Laura,
Aidan is just teasing. We actually get on quite well, when he's not whinging on about being Seer. You must understand he's very young and has a great deal of responsibility.

Dr. Harper,
We're in California. Where are you? I can always send the jet to pick you up.

Laura Martone said...

Oh, okay, Marc. Good to know. :-)

Dr. Michael Harper said...

Hello, Marc. It's Dr. Harper again. You know what? Just call me Michael!

As for the bonfire, we're on South Padre Island in southern Texas. I'd hate for you to send a jet all the way here, but if you're willing...

Marc said...

No worries, Michael. It'll be right there. Just a quick hop to TX. I'll send it on tomorrow.

As for tonight, Aidan's been called to a Council Meeting in Oregon, so I must attend him. I'm afraid I'll be out of communication the rest of the evening.

I'm still willing to answer questions, but it won't be until late tonight or tomorrow morning, whenever I can get back online. The Council frowns on texting and emailing in meetings, especially from the guards who are meant to protect them. Picky scoundrels.

Ginger said...

Wow, flowers? Thank you! I don't think anyone's sent me flowers since... well... since the funeral.

Gee, ever start a sentence and wish you hadn't?

I don't suppose you could just send Aidan over to cheer me up? Just kidding.

How would I explain *that* one to the church ladies???

Gabby said...

Your life sounds so cool, Marc. I wonder if there's any way I could turn into a demon? I'd be a good one and maybe when I'm a drummer in the band I'd fit in better too.

Ginger said...

"Don't worry, that's not a man in my house, it's just a demon!" ROFL!!!

Okay, maybe I've taken a little too much cold medicine.

It was really nice meeting you, Marc. The twins seem to get all the attention. I hope things work out for you and Lucy. Happy ever after and all that.

It would be nice to know that it worked for *someone.*

Marc said...

Ginger,
I'm certain Aidan would be more than willing to come and cheer you up, being the twenty-four year old young randy lad that he is.

And I say, with all earnestness, fuck the church ladies.

Gabby - being me is not all it's cracked up to be. I spend an awful lot of time making Irish sausage and eggs on toast.

I haven't even mentioned the laundry.

Marc said...

Ginger,

Btw, my pleasure on the flowers. I hope they cheer a dreary day.

I, too, sincerely hope it works out with Lu. She's a brilliant girl, someone I'd be damned lucky to marry.

The problem being, of course, that I'm committed to her brother in a way we can't undo.