I am not like this. I hug everybody who I like, and there are times when I go up to my mother give her a big ol' hug and kiss and nuzzle because I haven't seen her all day. So naturally, my mother puts up with my sporadic bouts of affection as best she can. My older brother Aaron is like this too. He's always hugging me or Mom whenever he gets sentimental (which is more than one might think, surprisingly).
But let someone hurt anyone of her kids. Let someone make them sad or upset or unjust accusations and then, then the gloves will come off. My mom will fight tooth and nail to defend her kids against all comers and there are times when you just have to fall back and watch her in awe.
I am not like this.
At least, I've never had the opportunity to be like this. I would hope and pray that I'll be able to defend those I love against anyone who tries to hurt them. I'm not very confrontational when it comes to speaking up for my own personal matters, but I like to think that if anyone ever tries to harm my loved ones, God would grant me the courage to defend them, if not myself.
Ayden, the main character of my stories (essentially my alter-ego most of the time) gives me the opportunity to try out my "Mama-Bear" side. She isn't scared to get in someone's face and spring to the defense of her loved ones. They might drive her crazy, but in the words of a comic-book character, "No one gets to kill you but me." Her first instinct is to protect people, though they can make her more than a little bit nuts. (Case in point, the twins Dante and Matteo really like pushing Ayden's buttons.) Ayden is also a little more than hot-headed and reckless (strange but true--both traits were given to her by me) and sometimes will stick her foot in her mouth (that comes from me too unfortunately), but she won't let anyone get away with hurting people she loves.
The reason why I bring this up (and there is a point and a purpose to my ramblings, I promise) is because the current villain of the story, Violet D'Ambrosia (again, I did not make up this name...I found it in the obituaries) decided to regenerate herself a la the Master from Doctor Who and go wreak some havoc at Halcyon House. She hasn't started the drumming (at least, as far as I know), but she's really looking forward to raising some hell.
|In my head, Ayden looks like this, only without the Tardis in the background (though it would be really cool).|
Over & Out,