*I wrote a character interview with Nadia and Hunter almost a year ago for a blog but never posted it myself. This interview takes place after Destined for Dreams and before Destined for Despair. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! If you haven’t read Destined for Dreams yet, pick up your FREE digital copy from all online book retailers.*
Today, as a treat, I’d like to introduce you to two special guests for an interview—the ones who told me their story in the first place—Nadia Petrov and Hunter Sullivan.
Me: It’s great you two could join me today for this interview.
Nadia: I’m trying to make up for the time I gave you a nightmare.
Hunter: Ginna volunteered.
Me: He’s right. I doubt you invade unsuspecting sleepers’ dreams anymore since you met Hunter.
Nadia: I don’t.
Me: Probably for the best. So, why don’t I just ask the first question?
Hunter: Go on.
Me: You two met in a dream. What was that like?
Hunter: Indescribable. I couldn’t believe she was real and in Jackie’s head.
Nadia: Hunter was quite the surprise. It scared me at first, but I felt bad for him, so I kept going back.
Hunter: I’m lucky she did.
Me: I think all of you were lucky. What do you think your lives would be like if you didn’t meet?
Nadia: We’d both be trapped in places we hated.
Hunter: Yeah, I doubt Jackie would’ve been courageous enough to face her fears alone.
Me: What did you miss the most being imprisoned in someone else’s body, Hunter?
Hunter: Basically everything, but I missed being in control…and food. Oh, and kissing.
Nadia: The real thing is definitely better than in dreams.
Me: Hah! Nice. Do you hold a grudge against Jacqueline for taking your soul as collateral, Hunter?
Hunter: While it was torturous being in Jackie’s mind, I’ve learned a lot from her. Yeah, I’d never ask to share a body again, but if I hadn’t, I would’ve never met Nadia.
Me: What about you, Nadia, any resentment toward Jacqueline?
Nadia: No, definitely not. Jacqueline and I are a lot alike. We’re burdened with gifts we don’t really want. In her defense, she did it to save herself. I might’ve done the same.
Hunter: My mom would’ve killed her. Still might try if she ever finds her.
Me: Must be hard.
Hunter: It’s manageable. We’re working things out. It’s a lot easier being with Nadia in the real world instead of a dream.
Me: Speaking of dreams, what do you like about dreams, Nadia?
Nadia: I get to see and go places I don’t get to visit in real life—some of those places don’t even exist in the real world. It’s like being a part of a magical place…until I destroy it, at least.
Me: Can you visit without inflicting a nightmare?
Nadia: No…I don’t think so. I’ve never tried, really. It’s too irresistible. I don’t do it for fun. It wouldn’t be right.
Hunter: She could invade my dreams anytime.
Me: So what has been your favorite dream?
Hunter: Mine was the very first one I met Nadia, in the rundown city. It was the first time I felt hope since being trapped in Jackie’s mind. I sometimes try to imagine that place so I’d dream about it on my own.
Me: Has it ever worked?
Hunter: It’s not the same without Nadia.
Me: So what about you, Nadia?
Nadia: I loved most of the dreams I’ve invaded with Hunter, but my favorite is the one and only dream I had on my own. It was such an amazing and scary feeling not having the same control I do when inflicting a nightmare, but I felt so normal. Almost human. I’d love to dream again.
Me: Okay, last question. What’s next for you two?
Hunter: I’ve made some plans with Jackie. We’re going to change the world so we don’t have to worry about the Human Preservation Agency.
Nadia: I’d like to find some sort of normalcy…and figure out how to tell my father about Hunter.
Me: Dmitri is quite intimidating.
Hunter: Tell me about it.
Nadia: He’s really a softy.
Me: Well, it was great having you both here. Maybe next time you could convince Jacqueline to join you.
Hunter: If it suits her.
Nadia: Don’t listen to him. Of course she’d love to come.
Thanks for reading Nadia and Hunter’s character interview! Are there other characters you’d like an interview from or other questions you’d like to ask Hunter and Nadia? Let me know in the comments!