Today we have Nova Avery fromĀ The One Left Behind: Magic with us. How old are you Nova?

Um… I’m 17… (at least in book 1)

Do you have any family? If so, what’s your family like?

Well, everyone has family, I suppose. But I can’t say that I really recall what most of my family is like. From what I do consider about them, the upbringing was strict and shaped me into the person that I am today. So I should thank them if I ever have the chance to see them again.

How’s your relationship with your parents? Do you love them? Hate them? How have they influenced you?

I don’t really remember my parents. So I don’t love or hate them.

How would you describe your childhood?

A majority of my early childhood was spent traversing through the windows of the Phantasm. Plain to say, it was interesting to see the lives of other people, but I wasn’t really living my own. And it stayed that way until the moment that I decided to act, and met Frayle.

What’s your greatest fear?

Being Stagnant. That’s why I’m always on the move.

What do you hate most about yourself?

I think… it’s that I don’t know anything about myself. If I had chosen something different, maybe I would have become a different person. Someone happier, or maybe even someone more sad than I am now. And to me, it’s a scary thought to picture myself as someone other than who I am.

What is your greatest strength? (can be intellectual)

I can say intellect? Definitely has to be that then.

Do you have a weakness?

I didn’t think that I did until I discovered it through Frayle. And now I see that my weakness can also be my strength–that my knowledge is what will carry me far, but can also be what does me in. I’m just going to have to be careful about what I’m considering in the long run.

Have you traveled? If so, what’s your favorite place? Can you describe it for us?

I’ve traveled often, and of all of the places that I have seen, my favorite has to be Belone despite my rough patch with that place. It is a land of snow and ice, frigid cold… but beyond that air besets a magnificent little town full of cottages, and in it, people that wear smiles that melt through even the most frozen heart. And they’re ruled by an even more enchanting prince.

Is there something from the past that haunts you, keeps you awake at night?

Actually… sometimes, I dream of a woman. She cries on her bed until her eyes are bloodshot. And then she looks up at nothing in particular, but it feels like her eyes on me. After that, I wake up. I never talk really about the dream, but it feels so… realistic.

What is your biggest secret?

I’m not sure that I have any secrets.

Last one for the day, what’s your favorite animal and why?

*Thinks on it a bit before a light coat of pink brushes against her face* …I really like rabbits. They’re sweet.