I'm going to be interviewing four different characters who will be going on a road trip together: Fiona (my steampunk short story), Lieutenant Bradshaw (Moonlit Mirror), Tom (Moonlit Mirror), and Felix (The Scent of the Sun).
This shall be fun. *rubs hands together and cackles*
// Charrie Road Trip Summer 2017 //
Who drives on the trip?
Lieutenant Bradshaw: Me, obviously. After all, I have an innate sense of direction.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: *glares*
Fiona: Wait, drives what? The airship?
Tom: No, the dragon.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: Don't you two know anything? We're taking a ship. That's the only way to go.
Felix: *rolls eyes* We're taking a motor vehicle, commonly known as a car. And since you three don't even know how to define it, I don't know how you expect me to put my life in your hands.
Tom: Oh well, I'd rather be in charge of the snacks anyway.
What is your most essential item to bring on the trip?
Fiona: My aviator goggles. That is, if Steel didn't accidentally destroy them again.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: Totally worthless item anyway. Applause for him if he manages to properly dispose of them.
Fiona: Don't make me pull out my pistol, please.
Felix: I would bring all my books. You all just have to promise not to damage them.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: Of course we won't...
Felix: I have the strangest feeling you don't mean that. No idea why.
Tom: Uh, why hasn't anybody mentioned food yet?
Fiona: IS THAT ALL YOU CAN THINK ABOUT??
Tom: *grins* Of course!
Pick one song for your playlist.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: . . .
Tom: . . .
Fiona: . . .
Felix: Oh please. Why was I thrown in a car with people from fantasy worlds? *facepalms* Just put on Beatles music. They need some culture.
What movie would you watch in the car?
Felix: Okay, remember how I briefed you all on movies? We watched a few together.
Tom: Ooh, ooh! I remember this! We watched Frozen!
*Lieutenant Bradshaw and Felix groan*
Fiona: Hey, I thought it was good.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: Says the one who watched Brave. Twice.
Fiona: You just didn't like it because Merida has better upper body strength than you do.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: I choose to credit that comment to your inherent lack of proper eyesight.
Felix: Can we get back to the original question? Please?
Fiona: *sighs* Fineeee. I would probably pick Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Even if I look much more handsome than every single pirate in that film.
Fiona: *makes gagging sounds in the background*
Tom: How about Moana? Or The Lego Movie? Or A Bug's Life?
Felix: Ugh, I can tell this is going to be a long trip.
What snacks would you bring?
Tom: YES. Finally, the question I've been waiting for! I'd bring pumpersnap bread, vargalot sandwiches, razzlebets, and roasted berklon. Oh, and cake! And what about some vrock? And--
Felix: Stop before you make me nauseous.
Fiona: I don't know what over half that stuff is, but I'm afraid to ask.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: *smirks* What about glitter, Tom?
Tom: *sticks out tongue*
Fiona: I'd bring roasted chicken. That's my favorite.
Felix: There is absolutely no "road trip" food on this list. What about the potato chips and granola bars? And we could bring a cooler with some lemonade to drink.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: How about I get all the cake, and you three go beg on the side of the road?
What is your destination?
Tom: The Royal City! They have cake fights.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: Decent idea, actually.
Fiona: OOH. Do they have pistols?
Felix: Let us pray they don't.
Tom: You know, we could also go back to the squirrel island. That was fun.
Felix: *raises eyebrows* Do I want to ask?
Fiona: I really don't think we want to know.
Felix: In terms of real destinations, I would say the Rocky Mountains or Mount Rainier. But do fictional worlds count? Narnia would be an ideal vacation spot.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: I'd much prefer to hop around various islands and thrill the residents with my charming personality.
Fiona: Somebody please get me a bucket to stick on this guy's head.
How long is the trip?
Tom: How about three months?
Everyone else: NOOOO.
Felix: I think I'd go insane if the trip lasted more than four days.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: Why, are you unable to contain your jealousy of my good looks for very long?
Fiona: I think four hours is the maximum I can last.
Felix: If only Peri were here...
Felix: The only reason I said that was because I want to see her as miserable as me.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: If she knows you, torture is already part of her daily life.
Felix: Oh, shut up.
How would you pass the time on the way?
Fiona: By formulating a thousand different ways to murder Lieutenant Bradshaw.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: Oh, come now, that's not fair. I'm the driver.
Felix: Um, actually I am. So be careful what you say.
Tom: I would look at all the different license plates! And eat.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: I would find ways to make myself look extremely dashing. Oh wait...I already am.
Fiona: GET ME OUT OF THIS CAR RIGHT NOW.
Tom: Don't worry, Fiona, it's only 1,300 miles till we reach our destination. In the meantime, I can entertain you with all the magic skills James taught me.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: *glares* Absolutely not. I don't want you to end up blowing the car to bits or something.
Tom: No need to worry! James taught me everything he knows.
Lieutenant Bradshaw: That's precisely why I'm worried.
Felix: I know I'm technically the driver, but with all the bathroom breaks Tom takes, I will most likely get in some reading time.
Tom: See? I'm really helpful!
Lieutenant Bradshaw: *smirks*
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Well, there you have it. Doesn't that road trip look fun? (Or dangerous. Take your pick. :P)