Tuesday Tales: Brodie Takes Over

I'll have to double check, but I believe I'm at the last question for my characters provided by readers. Thank you all so much for the questions! It's been fun. To keep it going, I'll probably search the web for more things I can ask them, but feel free to ask more questions, too!

Heather Holden's last question for Brodie is: What made you want to join the Watch?

My dad was a watchman. When I was a just learning to walk, I would sit in the yard and watch him train even on days when he didn't have training. He was an excellent marksman and a craftsman, really. This was one of the last guns he fashioned before his death. Hundreds of marksmen are carrying his rifles. You will know by his carved initials on the butt. He had horrible handwriting, but he could carve letters legibly.

To be honest, I was supposed to train solely for the Scholarship, as my mom's family did, but I never had a love for it. After my dad died, she had to force herself to do it daily until...well, until she couldn't any longer. I told myself I wouldn't let that happen to me, so I drew up the courage to defy my eldest sister and joined the Watch. It was the best decision of my life.

Thanks again everyone!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Following in her father's footsteps was probably best.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Yeah, I think so, too. :)