Beautiful People is this thing hosted by Cait at Paper Fury and Sky at Further Up and Further In and basically questions about fictional people get asked, these questions get answered, and it’s all very fun.

This month’s theme: Valentine’s Day! This is going to be interesting.

Here I’ll be talking about Gemma and James, who exist in the world of Witch Hunter, which is my current WIP.

1. How long have they been a couple?

Well, as of the first book, they haven’t actually met…
And then they go through this whole thing where she hates him, because he almost got her killed (or, she thinks he did)…
Really, by the end of it all, they’re only really together for a couple of months.

2. How did they first meet?

Gemma is walking home from school when James sort-of comes out of nowhere and tells her to leave town if she knows what’s good for her.
Great start, right?

Anyway, she doesn’t know it’s him, so the first time she actually meets him is when he shows up at her school after she doesn’t leave town like he told her to.

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

First meeting occurs when James tells Gemma to leave town. Gemma can’t actually see his face. First thoughts:

Gemma: Who the hell does this moron think he is?

James: Why do I even bother?

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

Well, James has this habit of trying to tell Gemma what to do (leave town, stay away from danger, run from the people trying to kill her, etc.), and that never goes down well.

And Gemma has this habit of ignoring James when he’s warning her that she’s in danger, which annoys him to no end.

5. Are their personalities opposite or similar?

Somewhat similar, although Gemma reckons she’s invincible (to an extent), and James is a little more concerned about her safety than she is.

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

Well, Gemma would probably be dead, for one thing. Several times over.

Who knows where James would be.

7. Are they ever embarrassed of each other?

They don’t really have a chance to be, for two reasons:

1. They really aren’t together that long
2. They don’t really go out in public much

8. Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?

I think ‘disapproval’ is putting it mildly. See, the thing is, James is a warlock, which basically means that as far as Gemma (and everyone else) is concerned, he’s an evil demon who helps the witches out with their evil demonic things.

This is a misconception, and James isn’t actually evil, but try telling them that. It takes Gemma ages to stop trying to kill him.

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


…I’m just going to leave it there.

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

I don’t know if these guys really have a ‘perfect outing’…neither of them are really the romantic type.

(As far as I’ve been able to tell…a perfect outing may become apparent once more writing has been done).

And so, that brings us to the end of another Beautiful People. Did you participate this month? Let me know in the comments.