So, these are questions I was given for 1tiptip1.deviantart.com/art/In… . But decided to make a journal tag instead, because charact based tags are a lot of fun. All these questions are based on friendship between characters.
Pick two characters who are friends and have each ask the following questions.
I pick Teril and Jero.How did you Meet?
Teril- A group of his kind was about to be eaten by a deranged venomous saber cat and Rainbow came to find me. He was unconscious by the time we drove Beast away and despite their supposedly having been a group with him no one could be found and I didn't think we had time, so I took him back home and he had the luck to live.
Jero- We had some bad luck for a couple of years and our tribe was forced to send the food gatherer parties further than they like. One of the team got attacked by Beast and while trying to distract him I got scratched. Which isn't much fun, I passed out during an ensuing ruckus and woke up in Teril's home.Did you become friends right away? If not how long did it take?
Teril- I have a pretty bad rep, so I rarely get along with people right away. Not to mention he was feeling pretty crappy from the beasts venom and the antitoxin, which can put a saint in a bad mood. And I don't much find it worthwhile to force my company on people who want me to stay back. So, it took a little while to actually become friends. Not saying he was bad company for too long.
Jero- To be honest, My tribe is pretty jaded against Teril's family, and anybody who isn't one of us. If I had been in any shape to run I probably wouldn't be friends with him now. In fact his family reputation is so bad it caused trouble when I returned home and they found out I had been with his tribe for a few weeks. I ended up having to to return to his tribe awhile, and after those few months we got along pretty well. Any awkward moments when you first met?
Teril- I'm not an open, hug when you meet guy by any means. But shaking hands when you introduce yourself or a pat on the shoulder when you comfort someone is something I've learned. When someone is telling you something important I was still under the impression you walk up and look at them to give full attention. Jero's tribe has a strict personal space rule. When we met, he was pretty stressed anyway so all this difference wasn't helping.
Jero- My tribe has a strict set of rules about conduct, it was pretty confusing at first. Only close friends or family intrude within arms length of a person or it can be considered a type of social challenge. Sort of like a non verbal way of saying you're willing to fight them if they don't agree with you. While the tribe almost never resorts to violence there can be social trouble challenging a superior without argument or reason or backing from others. Putting your hands on someone is a whole new social rules and normally only done with close friends or family. I had to get used to someone who didn't live by these rules.Do you get along with their family?
Teril- Someone has to want to meet you to get along with them. I've never seen a member of the forest ghost tribe, other than the scout guard, for more than a moment when I escort him to his borders. Talking to any of them is as rare as it gets.
Jero- No, just . . . let's say Teril makes being the black sheep of a family a good thing. Do you get along with their other friends? Any good or bad incidents?
Teril- People trust Jero more than me. So he can talk easier with more people than me. We have a lot of mutual friends but he get's along with some who would rather I stay away. I've been hit by projectiles too close to his tribes borders a few times. I get along with the tribe neighboring his better after helping him. And his tribes guard scout seems less difficult. So it kind of evens out.
Jero- Most of Teril's ACTUAL friends have been pretty welcoming to me. His tribe welcomed me as well as anyone could wish. Cicero accidently beat me up the first time I tried to play with him, but not out of any malice. How often are you welcome in their home?
Teril- I'm not even allowed in his tribes territory. Though he has no choice in that.
Jero- I actually live in his tribes keep at times. I have a room in his house and in the main keep depending on the season. Do they ask for favors? What kind?
Teril- He has a bad habit of looking for stuff. I tend to go with him if it's in a bad area of the island.
Jero- I can move faster than him without riding Cicero, who's too big to easily move through some forest areas, so I sometimes play messenger or delivery.How do you feel about helping them?
Teril- He helps me, I help him. Plus, if he plans on going somewhere crazy I'd rather be there.
Jero- It's always better to stick together around here, so why not work with someone who's willing to fight Beast to help you. Have they ever done anything to really hurt your feelings?
Teril- Everybody has a bad day, and we've known each other a long time. So, of course we've had harsh moments. Sometimes people speak before they think so we have had some arguments that weren't very friendly. I admit I usually started it. Jero is pretty patient so the time or so he's gotten a low blow in an argument really hit hard. Though once he realizes what he's done I think it can hit him just as bad.
Jero- Teril can get pretty protective, around here you can get in pretty dangerous situations and I don't like him doing things alone anymore than I want too. It makes him blunt about pointing out your weak points when you argue with him about it.Have they done anything to scare you?
Teril- He get's in trouble a lot.
Jero- He has night terrors, it can be a harsh way to wake up.What's the first, best and worst gifts they ever gave you?
Teril- The first thing he ever gave me was spiders. We have some with bodies the size of chickens around here and it's common to get them out of building in the keep. Turns out his tribe eats them. The best would be my staff. Apparently him and his tribe's guard liberated it from some poachers. The worst was this mushroom that tasted okay, but smelled awful until it was cooked.
Jero- The first was an amulet. I guess that is the best, seeing as it has a charm that helps to understand non human, but intelligent, creatures. The worse was this fermented beverage that tasted odd, but okay once mixed with juice, but wasn't worth it in the end.What's the craziest thing you've done together?
Teril- Got time for a list. This is a feral, dangerous island. Getting food can be crazy. You ever get chased by a 7 foot tall carnivorous bird because you won't turn over the bull sized boar you just killed? Blind one with a flash of light and it screams and it's mate and half grown young tries to chase both of us into the river, and only one of can swim.
Jero- I wanted to check out an old building that was suppose to have some books, and it turned out to have been claimed by a guy that was a demon worshipping were-wolf.Do you discuss important things?
Teril- Jero is usually ready to listen and good and helping think through problems.
Jero- Teril is a lot easier to talk to than my tribe.Have you ever broke the law together?
Teril- Law? This is Tebrate, so while we may try to set rules I don't think we have laws. We have on occasion gone to 'collect' something form others if that counts. Though I think in a lawful society those others would be considered criminals.
Jero- Does breaking into old building others have already claimed count?Do they ever try to compete with you?
Teril- Jero tends to only get worked up in good natured games. He's never really been one to try to provoke anything.
Jero- Teril likes to have a friendly game, but he's never gotten so bad to make a person feel bullied.Can you always trust them?
Teril- He's always been willing to help when I really need him. Even when he's been scared.
Jero- Well, he has proven I can trust him with my life. Are they always honest with you?
Teril- He's omitted things, especially when he's feeling upset and I ask him about it. Lying outright, I don't think so.
Jero- He doesn't lie if he doesn't want me to know something, he just shuts up.
What do you consider their best qualities as a friend?
Teril- He's patient, tolerant, loyal, and actually brave without being stupid.
Jero- He's dedicated to his friends. He'll go through hell and back to help someone.
Have you ever gotten drunk together?
Teril- I seem to have an unnatural ability to stand a lot of alcohol. Forest ghost, apparently shouldn't drink such things. Seriously, I thought I might have poisoned him.
Jero- I only drank once, I'm not a masochist.
Have either of you looked after the other during illness? If so how bad was it?
Teril- I don't get sick to often, he has helped take care of me when I was injured and infection set in, including taking over with the merchant traders. Which is a pretty big job.
Jero- Yes, starting with when we met. He can be very protective when his friends are laid up.
Have they ever borrowed anything or vice versa? Ever not returned anything?
Teril- We tend to give and trade goods a lot. Usually it's edibles or medicine so it can't be returned.
Jero- We give each other what the other needs. We don't keep score on who gave more or less.
Have they ever introduced you to another friend? How'd it go?
Teril- The tribe between our tribes like me better because I hang out with him. And then Red and a few others. Then Kalen his tribes scout guard, I have trouble knowing how that went, he's a bit wild.
Jero- He tends to introduce me to a lot of people. Including his whole tribe. Some better than others.
Have you ever done good deeds for others together?
Teril- We kind of had to help people a lot.
Jero- If one of us has to help someone we tend to lend a hand.
Have they ever forgotten your birthday?
Teril- We don't celebrate birthdays.
Jero- I met him after all the important year milestones.
Have they ever taken you somewhere and left you?
Have they ever physically hurt you?
Teril- Their are accidents during practice, he's never done me any serious damage.
Jero- I've come out of fighting practice a bit bruised, but he's never laid a hand on me out of anger if that's what you're asking.
Have they ever blackmailed or threatened you?
Jero- He threatened to lock me up in the keep once when he thought I was being reckless.
Have they done anything seriously wrong?
Teril- If you ask his tribe, then yes, hanging out with me.
Jero- According to my tribe, though they are rather paranoid.
Do they have any annoying habits?
Teril- He can get a bit hyper. And he can ask a lot of questions.
Jero- He stops talking and starts making animal noises when he's annoyed.
Do they call you by a nickname?
Teril- He sometimes calls me brother.
Jero- When we're working in the woods and he's trying to be encouraging he calls me Tree Runner.