Beautiful People is a link-up created by Cait @Paperfury and Sky @ Further Up and Further. I’ve done it before and it’s a great way to share a bit of background for your current WIP, as well as a little motivational kick if you are in a writing slump *cough* like me *cough*. Arcadia is my baby and I do want to get back to posting regular chapters on wattpad (seriously, don’t hesitate to check it out! I love getting your reactions), but it just hasn’t been happening for me lately. So, here’s me hoping that a little talk about Kasia and Dyson will get me back into the groove!
- How and why did they meet?
That’s an easy one. Born only two days apart from each other and with their family’s living right next door from one another, they were bound to spend their entire childhood together. Luckily for them they also got along so well that they loved spending time with each other after puberty hit, which made it possible for their relationship to develop into something more.
- What were their first impressions of each other?
Difficult to say … they were babies. Kasia and Dyson are the kind of people who’ve known each other for so long, they can’t even remember a time they weren’t friends.
- How would they prove their love for each other?
It’s the little things that count the most. Like squeezing the other’s hand in reassurance when they were facing something diffiult, remembering when they had an important meeting or interview and telling them that they would do a great job at it or simply searching for the other one’s eyes first whenever they entered a room.
- What would be an ideal date?
The two of them, walking around the city, talking and eating. There definitely has to be food! It doesn’t have to be something eventful, just some one-on-one-time.
- Is there something they emphatically disagree on?
The future. Dyson thinks that one should do what they love, even if it generates no money. Whereas Kasia believes that it’s important to have monetary security and that a job is just a job. They try to find some common ground, but as long as Kasia isn’t miserable at her job, Dyson is unlikely to push her too hard on the matter.
- List 5 “food quirks” they know about each other. (Ex: how they take their coffee, if they’re allergic to something, etc….and feel free to mention other non-food quirks!)
-For the life of her, Kasia cannot eat celery or she will retch.
-Dyson takes his coffee black, while Kasia only drinks black tea with a dash of milk.
-Both like their steaks medium rare.
-Kasia loves cheese to the end of this planet, Dyson does not share her feelings on that matter.
-Dyson hates nuts or crunchy things in chocolate.
- What’s one thing they know about each other that no one else does?
One time, during summer break in college, Kasia came to visit Dyson and on a whim, they decided to go on a road trip. Usually Kasia liked to plan those kind of things, but Dyson was always capable of bringing out her spontaneity. So, they packed some necessities and just drove without much of a direction in mind. They met the greatest people, crashed at hotels, motels and strangers’ homes. Barely having any cash, it was difficult to make it work sometimes, but they had the best time of their lives, resulting in one tipsy evening of Kasia proposing to Dyson. They wanted to get married right there and then with all their lovely new friends, but in the end they didn’t do it and never told anyone about it. However, Dyson made up his mind that night, he would propose to Kasia soon and do it right that time – ring and everything.
- What’s one thing that they keep a secret from each other?
Before Dyson and Kasia got together, there was one awkward incident of him and their mutual best friend Robyn having to play seven minutes in heaven. They kissed, it was weird, they never wanted to talk about it again and swore to never tell Kasia about it.
Kasia on the other hand didn’t tell Dyson that she flunked her driver’s test the first time because of nerves, she just knew she’d never live it down.
- How would their lives be different without each other?
I think Arcadia very much shows that they would be miserable. Kasia has always been on the chubby side and she was happy that way, but without Dyson, her appetite for basically anything in life was simply gone. She didn’t just loose weight though, she also lost some friends, because she turned more and more to work and never had time for anything else.
Yeah and Dyson, he just really misses her. He became a more serious person without her, because he couldn’t be as carefree anymore.
- Where do they each see this relationship going?
Before the events of Arcadia happened, I am pretty sure they saw each other as endgame.
Do you feel like you know those two better now? Have you read the uploaded chapters of Arcadia or are you new to these characters?