Saturday, February 7, 2015

Beautiful People: Valentine's Day Edition

I'm joining in the Beautiful People linkup hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. This month, because of Valentine's Day being right around the corner, it's about our fictional couples. Therefore, I get to talk to you guys about Carson and Aaron, the couple from the novel I'm currently plotting and hope to start writing in March. :D

Alright, now let's get started, shall we? (Oh, and just to clarify, this is based off of their relationship at the end of the novel; otherwise several of these questions wouldn't apply.)

1. How long have they been a couple?

They've been best friends for five years, but they've only just started to kind of sort of become a couple throughout the book. They sort of become a slightly "official" couple at the end of the book. 

2. How did they first meet?

Carson's family moved to the town that Aaron lives in in sixth grade. On her first day at her new school, she did something that got her in trouble that I haven't figured out yet, and that led to her and Aaron becoming friends. Also, she and Aaron are neighbors.

3. What were their first thoughts of each other? (Love at first sight or "you're freakishly annoying"?)

They met when they were in middle school, so it was more of just "hey, you're cool, let's be friends" type of thing.

4. What do they do that most annoys each other?

At times, Carson's kind of annoyed by Aaron rationalizing everything and trying to make logical sense out of every little thing. Aaron's sometimes annoyed by Carson just throwing caution to the wind.

5. Are their personalities opposite or similar?

Their personalities are more similar than they are different. Carson's definitely more impulsive and Aaron more logical. Also, Carson's more rebellious, and while Aaron doesn't really like being confined to a strict set of rules, he also doesn't like breaking the rules... He's just full of contradictions like that. XD

6. How would their lives be different without each other?

Carson would be much more wild. Aaron kind of speaks some sense into her at times and keeps her feet (slightly) planted on the ground. Sure, Carson still manages to do crazy stuff and sometimes drags Aaron along with her, but it'd be much worse if she didn't have Aaron around. And I think Carson kind of forces Aaron out of his shell. He'd be much quieter and less adventurous if Carson wasn't around. They complement each other.

7. Are they ever embarrassed of each other?

Not really. Carson doesn't really get embarrassed easily, and Aaron doesn't care enough about what people think of him to be embarrassed that much.

8. Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?

Ha! If anyone did, Carson would be extra sure to make sure they knew that they were staying together in spite of their foolish opinions.Yeah... Carson's rebellious like that... But anyways, Aaron's dad isn't too thrilled with the relationship, but he isn't too awful about it. He's fine with Aaron and Carson being friends, but he'd rather they stay just that, and Aaron be with someone else, who's less... well... Carson... Hehehe XD

9. Do they see their relationship as long-term/leading to marriage?

Neither one of them really thinks that far ahead. Whatever happens, happens.

10. If they could plan the "perfect outing" together, where would they go?

Aaron would like to go to a museum or a historical site. Carson would like to do something adventurous or daring. So, they'd probably compromise (Ha! Yeah, right. XD) and go paragliding and then have a campfire on the beach.


  1. "They met when they were in middle school, so it was more of just "hey, you're cool, let's be friends" type of thing."

    I can't help but think of Taylor Swift in that sentence. "Blank Space" is in my head for too long.

    And good luck writing this book!

    1. HahaXD How can you not think of Taylor Swift when talking about romance? XD


  2. Impulse verses logic?! Omg they must be so so fun to write. xD They sound mildly adorable and I love that they were friends before they were a couple. *applauds wildly* That's like my favourite kind of romance to read. xD

    1. I am so excited for it, but I'm actually just barely starting to write this. I've just been mostly planning and such so far. :D

      Thank you, thank you! *bows* XD

  3. I really like how Carson is the rebellious one and Aaron is quieter. Normally I only see that in couples when the guy is MUCH older than the girl (like in Vampire Academy), or else its the guy who’s a daredevil bad boy and the girls is like some timid little flower.

    I agree with Cait ^ Impulse versus logic sounds like a hell of a lot of fun to write. They’re a charming couple, I think I’d like to read about them. =D Good luck with your novel! (Found you from the link-up by the way. So if you do the next Beautiful People, no doubt you’ll see me drop by again!)

    1. Thank you! For some reason, my protagonists (which are usually girls) tend to end up being at least slightly rebellious and snarky. I don't really know why lol. XD

      Thanks again!

  4. They sound really cute! What genre is their story?

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    1. Thank you! It's a contemporary adventure-esque story. :)