."The name's Sparrow - Sparrow Eloise Kenter. I stick to Spare, though... Makes me
..seem like less of a sketchball. Oh, and I'm nineteen. Are you judging?"
."Of course not!"
."Good. If I was you, I'd be more careful."
."Are you going to stand there looking pretty all day, or can we get this show on the road?"
."Right, my bad!"
."Do you have siblings within your age group? Which one are you closest with?"
."I had a sister. Tiara was her name - but everyone called her Tia."
."She's gone now. The virus got her."
."She was only 12. It isn't fair... But it never is, is it? I mean, why would it be? The virus took
.every child, every elder. I don't think it concerned itself with fairness."
."I'm sorry to hear that."
."What was your relationship like with your mother?"
."It was the same as any other young woman's relationship with her mother - tiring but nonetheless
.appreciated. She criticized me a lot, but I'd give anything to take another one of her judgmental
.comments. I miss her, but I suppose I'm not the only one."
."That's rough, Spare."
."And what about your relationship with your father?"
."He was my rock. Always there for me when I needed him. I wish I could've been there for him
.when he passed."
."It's not your fault. You couldn't do anything."
."May I ask, has there been any experience that drastically changed you? How so?"
."When I gave birth to my baby boy."
."I named him Ike... Short for Isaac. I know I was too young to raise a kid, but I loved him."
."But then he too was taken away from me... They killed him, murdered him. They said he was
.infected, that he was dangerous...so they rid the world of him."
."I'm not as strong as I once was. Sure, I look tough and I act tough, but I'm not. Not anymore.
.At first, I had nothing to live for. Without Ike, my life had no purpose. But I've found my purpose -
.it is to avenge him. I will not die in vain. I will die for Ike."
."My condolences for your loss. I know he meant the world to you."
."And just out of curiosity, what can typically be found in your pockets or purse?"
."It amuses me that you concern yourself with what I carry in my pockets."
."But if you truly wish to know, I keep a knife of some sort on me at all times. And food...
.if there is any."
."As for my purse, well, I don't have those luxuries anymore."
."Do you by chance notice any recurring themes in your dreams?"
."My baby. I dream about him every night."
."And death - I dream about death. It surrounds me..."
."And what do you desire most out of life?"
."Honestly...nothing. Nothing but the desire for the extinction of this disease."
."I can understand that. I'd desire that too."
."Being encircled by all this death and pain and destruction, do you find yourself bothered by
."the sight of blood? If so, how badly?"
."I couldn't care less. I've seen blood too many times to forget it. Might as well learn to accept it."
."I'd have to say I agree with you on that one."
."Do you remember names or faces easier?"
."Names. Definitely names."
."I've already begun to forget the faces of my family, my friends... It's disheartening."
."But names... Names I will never forget. Not even if I tried."
."Perhaps you and I are similar in that sense."
."Maybe you'd like to look back on some fonder memories..."
."What was your favorite toy as a child?"
."I've always been a bit of a tomboy, I guess, but when it came to toys, I couldn't get my hands off
."of baby dolls. Something about them made me really want to be a mother."
."You know, I've never told anyone that before. You'd better not be a snake about it."
."That's a very heartwarming memory."
."Now, moving on to a deeper question, how quick are you to trust someone else?"
."I've been gripping onto my lockback from the moment I laid eyes on you."
."I don't trust people anymore. Never again. I can't - not if I want to survive."
."Does that answer your question?"
."I understand where you're coming from, Spare."
."And what do you think of children?"
."I believe that children are angels sent down from heaven to put an end to our wars."
."But they always get caught in the crossfire...even as the peacekeepers."
."Children are truly blessings."
."How do you think you handle confrontation?"
."I don't handle it, I cause it. I am the confrontation."
."The world made me this way. The virus made me this way. This is not who I am, but rather who I
.must be in order to get through this."
."Well, on that note, what is the worst thing you have done?"
."I became someone else."
."But at the same time, it is the best thing I've done."
."Thank you so much for your time, Spare. I appreciate it, and wish you much luck out there."