“Twenty Questions with Lana: Pre-Last Legacy”
Taylor: Let’s get started real quickly with your name, age, a little bit of background to set the mood.
Lana: Uh, sure. Well, you know my name. It’s Lana Greyson. I’m twenty-four and am a secretary. I live here, in, uh, Hartford. I think that’s about it.
Taylor: Do you live alone or with roommates? Are you married?
Lana: I live alone.
Taylor: Want to start on the game?
Lana: Sure. I mean, I don’t know what this has to do with my job. But I can’t lose it. So, yeah. Ask away.
Taylor: I’ll start easy. #1 where would you like to live?
Lana: Ideally, probably somewhere up north, maybe Vermont. I like the cold and staying inside and not feeling guilt over being inside. Snow is pretty. I don’t much like the heat, especially humid, wet heat. So, somewhere is snows in a small cabin.
Taylor: What is your favorite quality in a man?
Lana: Loyalty. I’ve never met a man who could be. But in a perfect world, it’s the trait I’d crave most in a partner. It’s important to me, over anything else.
Taylor: Number 3. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Lana: Lizzie Bennett changed my life. She’s from the book, Pride & Prejudice. She showed me that I could be strong and maybe I’d be like her if I just stayed true to myself. She changed my life at a time when I needed strength and hope.
Taylor: What is your most treasured possession?
Lana: Wow, that’s hard. I don’t have a lot to my name that I care deeply about. I have an expensive watch one of my foster parents gave to me for my eighth grade graduation. I guess that.
Taylor: What do you most value in your friends?
Lana: I don’t have friends. (Taylor glares at Lana.) Really. I don’t like making attachments with people. I have a neighbor, Jean. She’s all right, but her dog doesn’t shut the hell up. I guess she’s a friend. If I did have friends, it’d still be loyalty. Or a sense of belonging.
Taylor: Do you lie? And why would you?
Lana: Everyone lies. And if you say you don’t, you’re lying. Truly, any occasion can warrant a lie. To make someone feel better, boost their ego or not hurt their feelings, to get out of a situation, to further yourself. Lying is a part of life. I’d never lie to hurt someone though.
Taylor: Question seven. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Lana: Getting my foster-sister out of the system and then myself. I was sixteen. I had to stick out a really shitty situation to save us both, but in the end we both escaped mostly unscathed. She’s married now.
Taylor: I’m curious, what would you consider the idea of perfect happiness to be like?
Lana: A nice sized house with a steady job. No fear of being on the street or being controlled. Maybe a family, but I don’t know if motherhood is for me. I don’t even know what a mom looks like let alone how to be one. A dog, for sure. I don’t think happiness can be defined by things, but that would get me pretty close.
Taylor: When and where were you happiest?
Lana: My thirteenth birthday, Illinois. In the system, birthdays don’t matter other than remembering your age so you could tell the next family. They passed like a whisper. But my foster mother threw me a party. I had real friends from school that came to celebrate. We had ice cream cake with these purple balloons in frosting since that was my favorite color. I cried I was so happy.
Taylor: Number ten. What word do you overuse most?
Lana: I like this one. Not so deep. (Lana smiles to herself, blushing.) My boss tells me I ask too many questions so maybe what. I don’t really talk a lot so it could be hi, too, since that’s about as far as most conversations I have go.
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© Taylor Lavati 2017
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