Beautiful People: August 2015 Edition

beautifulpeople_linkupHey ya’ll, I’m back with another post for the Beautiful People meme, hosted by the very creative Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. This month, its all about friendship. So, I want to introduce you to Frida Dereche and Parthenia Valencia, two best friends (?) in my WIP.

Here they are. Aren’t they precious?


Now, on with the questions.

How long have they known each other and how close are they?

They have known of each other for as long as they can remember, but they never paid much attention to the other. Frida’s three years older than Parthenia. She’s nineteen to Parthenia’s sixteen. They started hanging out together a few months ago, and connected with each other. They enjoy each other’s company.

What’s their earliest memory of being best friends?

Frida was expected at an event, but was late, as usual, and Parthenia covered up for her.

Do they fight? How long do they fight for?

Of course they fight. They’re on opposite sides of the Rebellion. Frida took the side of the Rebels, and Parthenia took the side of her brother. So, they fight a lot. They laugh it off after a day or so, and wonder how they can be so silly. But unresolved scars run deep.

Do they have any secrets from each other?

Some. Parthenia is easily swayed, so her brother uses her to tell Frida false information so she won’t suspect much. And then there’s Frida and Roland.

How well do they know each other’s quirks and habits?

They are still discovering new things about each other. They are well aware of each other’s habits, though, just not each other’s quirks.

Are their personalities similar or do they compliment each other?

They don’t exactly compliment each other, but they don’t have similar personalities either. At all. Parthenia is struggling through adolescence, while Frida has gone through it — and came out alive. Parthenia is still struggling to distinguish herself beyond her name recognition, but isn’t very bright, so she’s not able to keep up with the debates that go on among the young people of the city, but Frida can. That’s all I’m going to say on the matter.

Who is the leader of their friendship (if anyone)?

Frida, since she’s a few years older, and she knows what goes on in town more.

Describe the characters’ fashion style (use pictures if you like!). How are their styles different or similar?

Again, the difference in their ages makes for an interesting contrast between them. Frida is getting more grown-up in her style. It’s subdued. Now, Parthenia is still young. She tries to express herself through her style She gets a little crazy sometimes. So, whole Frida is quite mature in her tastes, Parthenia tries to put her own spin on the newest trends in order to express her personality with her fashion sense — even though she doesn’t know who she is yet.

How would their lives be difference without each other?

Without each other, these two would be so lonely. They don’t know it yet, but they will be separated for a time — and they will be that lonely. Without each other, they would be swallowed up by the strange goings-on occurring in the large city. Without each other, they wouldn’t have been able to learn how — for better or worse — to trust others.

And that’s a wrap-up of the write-up on Frida and Parthenia’s friendship! Thank you for joining me in this fun foray into my WIP. See you next time!



6 thoughts on “Beautiful People: August 2015 Edition

  1. Awk, I already feel bad for them if they’re going to be separated over the course of your book. *sniffles* Loneliness is the worst from people who are uber close, right!? They sound so epic together! 😀 I liked reading this! And thanks for joining in the linkup!

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    • Thanks for taking the time to hop over here and comment, Cait! You’re being much too nice! Beautiful People for Writers really makes you think about your characters, which is amazingly helpful. Thank you so much for hosting it!


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