This seems to be a small trend; letting characters take over the writer’s blog or doing interviews. Given that Krystal is every bit a fiery redhead, I’m choosing to play it safe and just interview her, lol.
Warning: This will be PG-13 with some talk about sex.
Me: OK, Witchfire and I have already agreed to put aside the metaphysical debate about how much I may be controlling her life and how much is me watching and reporting. This is going to be strictly about the lady in question and her trials. So with that said, let’s start out with something easy; what was life like for you before Delta City?
Witchfire: Overall, not too bad. Roanoke is sort of a small town… Not quite 100,000 people. Between that and being in the mountains of Virginia, it’s a fairly conservative place. It was a bit awkward once my aptitude for magick started to surface.
Me: Did you get picked on alot?
Witchfire: A little… I just knew instinctively to keep it a secret that I could sense things and do stuff. That kind of ability tends to get noticed though on some intuitive level. There were no “burn the witch” events, but there were a few mean girls that picked on me for being “weird” and different.
Me: So, when did all that start?
Witchfire: I first started being able to “know” things about 7 or 8. My abilities didn’t start to truly bloom till I was 12 though. Then weird things started happening around me at random and the bullying started. Shortly after that, my parents moved us away from Roanoke to San Francisco.
Me: And How did that go for you?
Witchfire: OK, I suppose… Adjusting to a bigger city was hard at first. My parents thought I’d get less grief for being unusual in a bigger town. Mean girls are the same everywhere though. When I was 14, I met a group of girls that were into Wicca and I joined their coven. Things started to get better at that point. I felt more in control of my abilities and all the weird random stuff stopped happening around me.
Me: I’m curious. Was there any indication that either of your parents had any magical aptitude? We now know that some of your ability is hereditary after all.
Witchfire: Nothing was ever said publicly but I suspect my mom was at least a little intuitive. Overall though, they either hid everything very well, or the gift skipped a generation as sometimes happens.
Me: You mentioned in the first chapter that the mean girls were part of why you didn’t like Ms. Americana and the She-Legion at first. Care to elaborate on that?
Witchfire: …They were mean and had a serious superior attitude. I wasn’t about to take that from girls who spent most of their time on their back.
Me: How do you feel about them now?
Witchfire: They’re… Growing on me. As I see more of how the deck has been stacked against them all along, I can empathize with their plight. I’m hoping we can win the day in the end. Not just so I can go home either.
Me: What about a certain busty Jessica Simpson look alike?
Witchfire: You had to bring up Amazing Babe, didn’t you? <long pause> It’s hard. I… love her. We’ve struggled so much though… Miscommunication, fights over stupid shit. After what just happened also, I don’t…
Me: <Interrupting> No spoilers. That hasn’t been released yet.
Witchfire: Fine. I didn’t want to talk about it anyway. I… just think it’s best I stay away from her for everyone’s sake.
Me: It seems like you’ve had a pretty rough love life, with the Chinese boyfriend and all…
Witchfire: That part sucked. Most of it was just typical clumsy, angsty teen stuff though. I lost my virginity at 15 to a boy from my history class. Normal awkward first time stuff for modern kids, for better or worse.
Me: Interesting wording there at the end. It seems out of place with the sensual witch readers have come to know.
Witchfire: I’m a redhead and the type of fairy I’m descended from has a very passionate, sexual nature as well. Truth? I love sex and an intense orgasm even more than magick. I still like to be selective in who I share my body with though. And yes, I wish I’d waited a little longer for my first time. I think I would have been better able to emotionally handle it.
Me: Fair enough. So when did your interest in other girls kick in? Was it the stereotypical other witch in your coven thing?
Witchfire: No. Gawd that is such a tired cliche, almost as bad as witches all being satanists instead of pagans. Wicca may tend to attract lesbians and bisexual women like me, but we’re not all lesbians, nor are gatherings an excuse for an orgy.
Me: Fair enough. The question did give you a chance to clear the air though. So back to the earlier question then…
Witchfire: I think I knew as soon as puberty started to hit that I felt drawn to other girls too. Being from such a conservative town though, I buried that curiosity until I was 16. Things just sort of happened at that point with a girl I’d met. It was an amazing first experience, but her family found out. They freaked out and did all they could to keep us apart. They even moved away months later.
Me: This may be a bit rough to answer, but where does the infamous Chinese boyfriend fit into everything and how much can you tell the audience about him?
Witchfire: David came along right after the forced split with Amber… the girl I just mentioned. His family had just moved into the neighborhoo. He was tall, muscular, really cute… and caught me on the rebound. It was fun at first. He taught me Cantonese, helped with my Wing Chun, and shared other aspects of the culture as well as showering me with attention.
As time went on though, he became more controlling. His parents, who tolerated me at first, grew increasingly cruel also. I guess it was OK if I was just a passing fancy, but they didn’t want any gweilo getting her hooks into their number one son. Things came to a head when I demanded he stand up to his parents or I’d leave him. He told me I belonged to him and that I needed to learn my place, then… he raped me.
Me: Wow, I’m sorry. It shows alot of strength to have bounced back from that.
Witchfire: It was that or just give up on life. I’m a fighter. That’s what pissed me off about Golden Qilin though. She was a similar bad refection on a good race of people.
Me: I think folks have a pretty good idea of the events that shaped your life now. Likewise, I assume that college was an attempt to spread your wings. Possibly the usual college sexual explorations too…
Witchfire: Yep. Again, I’m pretty typical in that regard. Not every superhero has Earth shattering events in their background. The closest thing to any excitement was when I turned 21, I started tending bar at a local beach side place to make some spending money. That helped me get the job inn Sanctuary, I guess.
Me: You’re still 21… Almost 22 though, so not long at that job.
Witchfire: Long enough to learn the ropes, and have an occasional bit of fun along the way.
Me: From the smirk on your face, I doubt I’m going to get you to elaborate. This is becoming a long interview anyway. Hopefully the readers appreciate it though. So, let’s move on. I’d ask what Delta City has been like for you, but I think our readers know you’ve had a pretty rough time. You’ve shown alot of strength and determination too. Are you optimistic at this point about your ability to change things in Delta for the better?
Witchfire: I think we’ve made some real progress at unmasking the conspiracy. Between that and the upcoming time jump, I’m feeling really good about our chances. Going back with that knowledge should help loads. I doubt it’ll be a cakewalk. Whoever these people are, they’re well trained, well connected and well informed. We’ll have a good chance now though.
Me: So, you plan on changing it all thus far?
Witchfire: As much as I can. No more She-Legion drugged into treating me like crap, and there’s no way that damned giant plant or Ivanova are getting anywhere near my vajayjay again, period.
Me: You left The Geek out. Should I read anything into that?
Witchfire: Only that a small part of me would like a rematch so I can show him who owns who before I break his nose and take him to prison. I doubt I could live with myself afterwards though
Me: Hmmm. You seem pretty upset about him getting the better of you early on.
Witchfire: What the hell do you mean by that?
Me: Well, let’s face it… The plant had aphrodisiac spores. Ivanova had his vampire mind and sex tricks. How you reacted there is explainable. The Geek is just a smart punk. He had your number without any powers or funky spores. Are you just mad that he beat you or is the fact he was able to push some dark buttons in you what bothers you?
Witchfire: My submissive streak? Is that what you’re hinting at? Pffft. It’s a minor kink. Getting controlled does excite me… with the right person, but I decide who that is and if I let myself go. He… just got lucky. It was some kind of freak occurrence that he was able to make me cum like that! No way in hell it could or will ever happen again either. Period.
Me: OK, ok… point made. Let’s move things along. What was your best positive sexual experience in Delta City?
Witchfire: Keeping up with the kink huh?
Me: Well, it is an erotica story and you do get laid pretty regularly… Somebody has to have really wowed you…
Witchfire: Hmmm… I guess that would have to be when Dani grabbed my astral form and pulled me into her body while she was having sex with Berto. Experiencing everything she did at the same time I was feeling it from my own body too… It was pure sexual lightning. I was on overload.
Me: Sounds intense alright. Is that what prompted you to grab Berto later for some play time?
Witchfire: That and the hungry looks he kept giving me. He wanted it more than I did, and I could feel it. It was exciting.
Me: So, would you do things differently at this point? You did say you’d change as much as possible after all.
Witchfire: I do regret that the bet hurt Dani. She really didn’t think he’d stray. At the same time, she did tempt fate though. Never make a bet you’re not prepared to lose. I know… I sound heartless there. Yes, I’d probably do that part differently. I’d work on getting Dani to experience the pleasures of some girl on girl fun also. I let her off the hook too easily last time.
Me: Any other planned conquests?
Witchfire: I really want to get Omega Woman into bed, still. Even if it’s only once. Every time I look at her I start getting wet and an erotic shiver runs through me.
Me: Is that it?
Witchfire: I think that’s enough for the interview anyway. I’m worried we’re going to start blurring the lines between a powerful libido and being loose. I admit I’m wild, but I don’t want your audience thinking I’m a total slut.
Me: OK then, feel like sticking around to answer some questions from the readers?
Witchfire: Alright, so long as it’s not more questions about who I want to get laid by.