All About...Guido Di Cesare
by Rhiannon

NAME: Guido, Conte di Cesare

LIVING ARRANGEMENT: Anywhere, really. Inns, rented rooms,
taverns, barns, ships - I don't actually have a home. At the
moment, I'm staying at Hal Trevelyan's house in London...I seem
to be gathering one or two possessions, a few books, that sort
of thing, but I shouldn't be doing that. I know I'll have to
move on one day - I shouldn't let myself get attached.

FAVORITE PASTIME: Reading poetry, especially John Donne, and
smoking my pipe. Doing both at once is a luxury.

FAVORITE BOOK: My poetry book. I collect manuscripts of the
ones I like, and stick them in - it's my most valued possession.

THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Being accepted by those noble
bloody fools of lieutenants.

THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Having to kill my brother.
Learning that the woman I love is dead.

FAVORITE SMELLS: Fresh coffee, my pipe, horses.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING:
I hardly ever sleep. I suppose I hope I haven't hurt anyone
just before realising I'm awake...

BATTLE: SCARY OR EXCITING: I've only ever been in one - aboard
Pellew's ship. I was disorientated and unhappy - but not
afraid. Working with Hornblower's gun crew was exhilarating,
though - that man will be a good commander, one day! I suppose
- exciting. But a waste...such a waste of life...there was a
boy who died...

FAVORITE FOODS: I don't have any. I can't taste them any more.
I think, a long time ago, I liked lamb with rosemary...I still
like the smell of it. I wish I did have some favourites,
though. Soup gets very boring.

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA: I don't know. I can't tell the
difference. Chocolate smells good, so - I think I would
probably prefer that.

STORMS, COOL OR SCARY: Of course they're cool - cold, more like!
(Peculiar bloody question...) I love storms, they make me feel
so alive...how could anyone fear the elements?

FAVORITE DRINK: Red wine. It's one of the few things I can
taste. And coffee - for the smell.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
An end to injustice. That no man would ever again use his power
for evil.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
I wish I could be a better person. I would give anything to be
like Lt. Kennedy - he has overcome everything, even ghosts,
while I hardly even survived my past with my sanity...

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE: More than you can possibly
imagine...but she died. I do not think I will ever love again.

IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL: Half full. Who knows
what may happen tomorrow?

WHAT'S IN YOUR ANXIETY CLOSET: What's a closet? My memories
make me anxious, if that's what you mean...

WHAT'S YOUR LOFTIEST DREAM: To have people admire me, instead
of fear me. That would be more than I can ever hope for,
though.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE: That I will fail to protect the
people I have sworn my weapons to. That they will die because I
am not good enough.

WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU FEEL THEY DON'T:
That I can be a good friend. That I don't just do things out
of duty - I do them because, deep down, I *do* give a damn...

WHAT OTHER HH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THIS
QUESTIONNAIRE: Lieutenant Hornblower. He puzzles me...