All About...Hanna Schmidt
by Loz

NAME: Hannah Schmidt. Well, Rosenbaum really, but that raises
several issues I'm wary of remembering. But maybe now I could face
them...

LIVING ARRANGEMENT: HMS Indefatigable, oddly enough. It's a long way
from home. Also a fair way from Gibraltar, for which I'm eternally
grateful.

FAVORITE PASTIME: Walking through the fields with my father, looking
for herbs and singing. Ich wunsche nur - never mind. Although Horatio
might suggest another, more interesting one...oh dear...perhaps I
should write this sort of thing in German. Or Yiddish, since I'd
really rather not have to explain matters to Mr Kennedy. Or Captain
Pellew! Gather ye rosebuds - it fits my name!

FAVORITE BOOK: Parsival. I love the legend of The Knights of the
Round Table. And since coming here, I think I might even be able to
understand what might inspire such extraordinary loyalty.

THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Knowing that your existence matters
to someone.

THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Being utterly alone.

FAVORITE SMELLS: Roses. And freshly ground herbs.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE
MORNING: How long can this happiness last?

BATTLE: SCARY OR EXCITING: I don't believe anyone who's had to deal
with the aftermath could enjoy battle. Even in the most worthy of
causes.

FAVORITE FOODS: Apfelstrudel. (I haven't totally abandoned my
heritage. And Ima's used to taste wonderful.)

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA: Chocolate. In a Bavarian cake.

STORMS, COOL OR SCARY: Nature is perhaps one of the few things I've
never learnt to fear. Watching the play of lights across the sky
during a thunderstorm is extraordinary.

FAVORITE DRINK: Cognac.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT
BE: Prejudice. An existence where being different wasn't considered a
crime.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT
BE: Once I would have said, who I am...now I merely wish I could
change the past.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE: Yes. I don't know how, or why, and there
are so many reasons it cannot last, but yes.

IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL: Half full. And rising.

WHAT'S IN YOUR ANXIETY CLOSET: Vengeful peers. Ignorant peasants. And
burning houses.

WHAT'S YOUR LOFTIEST DREAM: To be happy, and to belong. Somewhere.
Anywhere.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE: To have to again live life the way I
once did; without hope.

WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU FEEL THEY
DON'T: Very few people know the truth about me - I wish they could
know everything, and not care. Starting with my name, perhaps.

WHAT OTHER HH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THIS
QUESTIONNAIRE: I'd say Horatio, to better know him. Or Mr Kennedy, to
be able to help heal him. Even Captain Pellew, to understand how one
can be both fair and mighty.

But truly, the truth has never been kind in the past. I might just be
content with my illusions.