All About...Guido Di Cesare
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
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
(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
An end to injustice. That no man would ever again use his power
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT
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,
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...