Beautiful People :: Valentine Edition

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In honor of Valentine's Day, this month's Beautiful People meme (hosted by Sky@FurtherUpandFurtherIn and Cait@PaperFury) is all about loooove. Let's be honest -- most people like good loves stories (at least, most of the people I know) and us writers.... Well, we tend to get a little too excited about the couples and OTPs in our novels. 

The couple I decided to feature is from a new story that I've been plotting. It's a post-apocalyptic novel (seems to be one of my favorite genres to write...) and I'm pretty excited about it. My inspiration for it was actually a strange dream about the apocalypse. When I told my family about it the next day, they all laughed. But the dream stuck with me and I thought, "Hey! That would make a good scene in a novel!" Out of that dream has come a twisting mystery and thick plot. Go figure. 

So, dear readers, allow me to introduce Axyl and Zahlia (like Azalea, except without the "A").

1. How long have they been a couple?
A year and a half. They just got married 5 months ago. 

2. How did they first meet? 
Axyl's parents kicked him out of their group so there would be more resources for their other kids. He jumped groups for a little while and even survived on his own. Then he stumbled onto Zahlia's group. They welcomed him and he stayed there until he and Zahlia had to leave (for complicated reasons).


3. What were their first thoughts of each other? (Love at first sight or "you're freakishly annoying"?) 
It wasn't either. They were slowly drawn to each other. Axyl liked Zahlia because she was something delicate in a harsh world. Not just that, though -- he saw intelligence in her eyes. Zahlia liked Axyl because 1) he had a lot of knowledge, 2) he appeared to be fearless, and 3) he was the first person to trust her. 

4. What do they do that most annoys each other?
Zahlia is overly cautious. She weighs ideas before jumping in. This drives Axyl insane, because he is the exact opposite. His impulsiveness worries and annoys Zahlia.

5. Are their personalities opposite or similar?
They're opposite, but they balance each other quite nicely. As I said above, Axyl is impulsive and Zahlia isn't -- they usually compromise and end up making decisions in a few hours instead of two seconds or one week.

Axyl is also rough around the edges, thanks to his parents kicking him out of their group. He's had to deal with a lot. Zahlia, on the other hand, was sheltered as much as possible, so she hasn't had a chance to become hardened.

6. How would their lives be different without each other?
Zahlia would be the worst off. While Axyl would be jumping from group to group, Zahlia would most likely be dead. She doesn't have the basic skills needed to survive -- her parents wanted to make her life easy, but all they did was make her weak.

7. Are they ever embarrassed of each other?
Nope. They don't really give a each other a reason to be embarrassed.

8.Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?
Zahlia's parents liked Axyl for the short time that they knew him. They thought he was someone they could trust. Axyl's parents don't even know where he is, and if they did, they wouldn't care who he was with.

9.  Do they see their relationship as long-term/leading to marriage?
Um... They are already married :)

10. If they could go on the "perfect outing" together, where would they go?
They would find the tallest building in the city and have a picnic on the roof (because awesome views and food make everything better).

Anyone else linking up? Do you have any characters that you absolutely adore together?


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  1. Your characters sound so cute together! I love couples who pull together during something like an apocalypse! :D


    1. Thanks! I'm really enjoying writing about them :)


  2. I've awarded you the Blogger Recognition Award on my blog because you're awesome, girl and your blog is really awesome too! <3 I've appreciated our friendship a lot!!! :D

    1. Aww, thank you, Jamie! I've enjoyed getting to know you :)


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