Friday, February 25, 2011

What If... You Could Change One Thing?

I don't know about you, but I've never met anyone who was perfectly happy with his or her life. There's always at least one thing that he or she would change, if possible – whether it's an unpleasant job, an unsuitable partner, an unhealthy habit, or something else altogether. Perhaps even the simple desire to change one's scenery.

So, characters, I ask you:

If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be, and why?

62 comments:

Courageous. said...

I wish I never left the States.
I wish I've never knew about my dad who pasted away when I came, or my brother, or my family.
It kills me every night, thinking about them.
And thinking about things that would never ever come back.
I wish for the same with my mom.- i wish she never had to leave america,. I wish we lived weathly like back then- It was hard not being able to see her but, Atleast I didn't have to see her struggle and work over 12 hours a day, and me massaging her shoulders -arms- and legs for working all day just for the two of us..

Aidan said...

I wish I'd caught on quicker about Mom.

Marc said...

What would you have done, mate? You had no way to help her.

Aidan said...

I think there might be a way to have killed her soul so she didn't have to return to Asmodai. Now she's his slave and will be forever. I have no way to help her now.

Kaelin said...

Except to kill Asmodai.

Jason said...

Only one? ;)

Aidan said...

Right Jason. You have a lot to change...

Jason said...

I would have kept the enemy from capturing you. I would have never let you out of my sight when you were a toddler. I would have found you sooner and kept you safe.

Abigail said...

I wish I had learned to be strong sooner.

Joel said...

I wish I'd killed Abigail before that interfering Abir showed up!

Candy said...

Only one thing? I wish I had trusted my teacher's faith in me and gone on to art school

Can I have a second? I wish I hadn't left my great Aunt alone, then she'd never have jumped off the back of the boat, We'd be doing this journey together , not me all alone. It would have been fun, not scary.

Laura Martone said...

Of course, you can have more than one, Candy! I just thought "one thing" would get people thinking.

I, for one, would definitely change more than one thing, if I could.

Catherine Combes said...

"I would have remembered where I put my shoes. If I hadn't forgotten, one of two things would have happened.

She would have been a block away from the explosion or I would be in heaven with her. Either way, my Da wouldn't have had to hide me in America.

If I wasn't hiding in America, Da might still be alive."

- Boulder-Springs MPD Detective Catherine Combes

Jason said...

I've hidden in America for awhile now, Catherine. It's not a bad place for it.

Nutmeg Cross said...

So true, Jason. Indy and I have been traveling through the country for a while now, and we've managed to stay quite hidden from those we hope to avoid.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Oh, and the one thing I'd change? Well, I wish that my mother hadn't left when I was two. Course, there's nothing I can do about that now... and besides, if she hadn't left, I'd never have run away from home to find her, and more importantly, I'd never have met Indy.

F. P. Dorchak said...

Their income. They REALLY need more pay....

thinkbannedthoughts said...

I wish we hadn't had to run. And why LA for God's sake? I mean seriously, I'm not even allowed to bring my own pencils to school because I might use them as a weapon. They're kidding right?

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Marc said...

I once killed a human in thrall with a pen. Not a regret, just saying.

Aidan said...

They dunno what "in thrall" is, Marc. It's when an enemy simulacrum--demons that are like ghosts on this plane--possesses a human. They get super strong and are a bitch to kill.

You didn't say your thing you'd change, Marc.

Marc said...

No changes. Its all good.

Jason said...

Considering you spent the last century snagging your way through Sentinel's ranks, I'm certain you do consider it all good.

Marc said...

Oy and don't forget the whiskey, brother-mine. Barrels and barrels of it. Good times.

Jason said...

Snagging? SHAGGING. Annoying spell check.

Marenya said...

I would have my father back.

Faldur said...

I would not have sneaked off duty that night, and perhaps he would still be alive.

Ginger said...

I would certainly not have married Scott!

Aidan said...

Hi Marenya.

Marc said...

(Lad still has a crush on her, I see. sigh. Faldur will one day have to set him straight, I think.)

Aidan said...

I do NOT have a crush on Marenya! I'm just being FRIENDLY.

Marenya said...

Hello, Aiden. How are you?

At least *someone* is friendly.

I miss you when I'm not here.

I miss *all* of you, I meant to say. Yes, I miss all of our friends here very much.

Faldur said...

I know that comment was directed at me, but I am choosing not to honor it with a response.

How are you all? It's been a long time.

Ginger said...

I made cranberry, white chocolate chip scones. Would anyone like some? It's an experiment, but I think they're rather good.

Marenya said...

What is chocolate?

Faldur said...

Thank you very much, Ginger. You are always so hospitable.

Marenya said...

Hi Candy,
I'm sorry about your aunt. Sometimes I wish I hadn't left Faldur alone, and then sometimes I think it was for the best.

Thinkbannedthoughts.. what's a pencil? Don't you like school?

Courageous,
I am sorry you have had to experience so much sadness. I hope things are better now.

Ginger said...

Catherine,
That is a very intriguing point about the shoes. What do you mean?
Have a scone. I can make some tea as well, if anyone wants some. Or some coffee.

Faldur said...

Jason, what, pray tell, is 'shagging?'

Nutmeg, I didn't realize that you were on the run. I had the impression you were roaming for pleasure. If I can aid you and Indy in any way, please let me know.

Marenya said...

Abigail,
I wish I had learned to be strong sooner, also. Why do we let ourselves think we are helpless for so long?

Faldur said...

You wouldn't want to kill a lady, now, would you Joel? She seems harmless enough to me.

Faldur said...

Thinkbannedthoughts: A pencil? What kind of weapon is this? I am intrigued. Can you show me how to use it?

Nutmeg Cross said...

Hi, Marenya, Faldur, and Ginger! It's good to see y'all again.

Oh, and Faldur, in answer to your question... Indy and I aren't exactly "on the run" - like from the law or anything. It's just that after my mom left us, Dad became harder and harder to live with. So, one day, I just took off, hoping to track down my mom, or maybe just get away for a while. Luckily, I met Indy along the way - sure is easier to travel with someone else than all by yourself.

Still, both of us appreciate your offer to help. We may just take you up on it.

P.S. I can't help but blush while answering your other question. "Shagging" is another word for, uh, getting together with someone you like. Get it?

Aidan said...

I'd like a scone! Thanks. Maybe two if there're enough?

I miss you too, Marenya. I really liked our talks. It's nice to hang out with someone who doesn't expect something of me all the time.

Jason said...

Faldur, I'm afraid my brother isn't inclined to wait for the formality of marriage to demonstrate his affections.

A pencil is for writing, but could be a weapon, albeit not a very good one. They tend to snap easily. A pen (ink) would work better, especially one encased in metal. Still, though, I'd take a sharp knife or two over either one. But sometimes one can't be picky in a pinch.

Aidan said...

Marenya, I could teach you a little about fighting. Or Kaelin could. (He's better than me.) That way you really wouldn't feel helpless.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Hey, Aidan. I wouldn't mind learning how to fight either. But, of course, I wouldn't want to impose on your alone time with Marenya. Hehe.

Olivia Harper said...

Hi, Ginger. Long time, no see. If you still have a few, I would love to taste one of your cranberry, white chocolate chip scones. That sounds like a delicious combination! And I would be happy, of course, to provide some suitable tea... perhaps blueberry, or cinnamon?

As for the one thing I'd change, that's a tough one. Strangely enough, I'm pretty satisfied with my life. Good health, great hubby, wonderful kids, a nice island home, a career I love. I really am very thankful for my life.

Although I often wish that my mom and I had been closer when I was an adolescent, changing that might also change where I've ended up.

That's the problem with changing bad things... you could end up in a much worse place.

Devi Marconi said...

I know what you mean, Liv. I often wish that we had been closer back then, too, but I'm awfully happy that you're in such a good place... and frankly, I am, too. So, while I've sometimes wished for the power to modify some of my more painful memories, I know such struggles have helped to shape the person I am today.

Aidan said...

I can teach you, too, Nutmeg, and its ok because Faldur won't let her be alone with me anyway.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Hmmm. Can't imagine why. *wink*

Aidan said...

Between you and me, Nutmeg, I wish I could give Faldur a reason to be jealous. But we both have constant babysitters.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Yeah, Aidan, that's a drag. Not to rub it in, but there are no babysitters between me and Indy - and that's just how I like it.

Marenya said...

Why do you think Faldur would be jealous of someone else fighting with me, Aidan?

I would be glad for you to teach me to fight. But I'm afraid I wouldn't be very good at it. I'm not strong enough to hurt anyone, even if I wanted to.

I am better at soothing injuries and stitching wounds when the fights are over.

Faldur said...

Marenya can fight with whomever she wants. I have no objection.

Jason said...

Aidan, maybe Faldur should teach the lady to fight. He knows what he's doing around a weapon and in hand-to-hand. Considering you're double Marenya's weight and half again as tall, just the thought of you coming at her, even in demonstration, is enough to give Faldur and me nightmares.

Jason said...

From a body guard standpoint, I mean, Faldur. As for the other...Aidan is promised to another whether he likes to admit it or not.

Aidan said...

I am NOT marrying that bitch Cassidy.

Marc said...

There! Something you'd like to change about your life! :D:D:D--

Oy! Enough with the hitting, wank--

Oh. Sorry ladies, if you heard that. I tend to get a bit verbose when m'lord whacks me a good one.

Nutmeg Cross said...

No worries, Marc. I'd probably curse, too, if someone was always beating me up.

P.S. So, what's Aidan's beef with Cassidy anyway?

Marc said...

Lad's still asleep so we can speak freely. She outranks him. She's the Lord Prince's daughter and stands to inherit.

I think, though, it's more that she seems completely unaffected by him. He's used to the ladies being a bit...moony over him, you know.

Jason said...

We, of course, think she's PERFECT for him.