SeQuence – Interview Two

Interviewee: Alessia Appleton (Alessia)
Interviewer: Lorraine M.L.M (Lo)
Location: Outdoor SeQuence Studio
Time: Evening – Nautical Twilight (minutes after Dante’s Interview)

Lo:

Hi, Alessia! It’s an absolute honour to have you in the Sequence Studio. Please tell us a bit about yourself.

Alessia:

Hi, Lo. Thank you for the invite. Honestly, I wouldn’t miss it for the land. My name is a bit of a mouthful now. I’m Alessia Appleton of house Serenius. I’m seventeen. I’m a girl. I’m in love. I’m happy.

Lo:

Talking about love, it brings me nicely into the question that everyone has been awaiting an answer. What exactly captivates you when it comes to Dante?

Alessia:

*crosses her legs* Oh! Everything. I could fill a book. I don’t think we have enough time to give it justice.

Lo:

*squints* You seem completely taken by him.

Alessia:

*smiles* I am.

Lo:

What exactly do you love about him, if you like, what enthrals you the most?

Alessia:

*taps her finger against her lips* Well, if I really must choose one thing, it’s got to be at least two things. First, what’s not to love when a guy has a healthy and intellectual mind? He’s emotionally available to me. Always. I call and he comes. He calls and I run to him. From the moment, I met him, he connected to my mind and settled. *licks her lips* I had a tough time in my teenage years. The death of my parents and the voices made my life Purgatory on Earth. But somehow, Dante connects to that part of my past, mending all the agony, soothing all my fears, and brushing away the loneliness I once felt.

Lo:

*inhales deeply and exhales* Is it his mind that you love the most?

Alessia:

No. *shakes her head* It’s deeper than that. Dante completes me. *smiles* He’s, of course, enthralling to gaze at. But most importantly, there’s something inside him that reaches out to me. I don’t know how to explain it. *bites her bottom lip* There’s this gentle, charming and courageous person that resides inside him. The one that thinks of others first. The one that yearns for my love. The one I see through his stunning eyes. *smile widens into a grin* Have you seen his eyes?

Lo:

*laughs* There was no way I could miss them, Alessia.

Alessia:

Aren’t they majestic? *waves her hands* They’re like a window into the future. They tell an unwritten story of hidden depths, dreams, hopes, and fantasies all wrapped up in a pair of vinous-red irises. There’s a whole universe in his eyes, a world brimming with a future and a destiny that I want to be a part of.

Lo:

*leans back* I can see the eyes are also your thing. So, when he has his eyes closed, do you feel any differently?

Alessia:

*bursts into joyous laughter* Good question. The thing is, I don’t need to gaze into his eyes every second of every day to feel what I feel for him. Not that I’d mind gazing into them for eternity. *raises her hand* From the very first day that I met him, his ravishing eyes were…if you like, imprinted inside my mind. I see his eyes without looking.

Lo:

*chuckles* Okay. Please help me put this into perspective. *brow creases* Are we talking Romeo and Juliet love here?

Alessia:

*giggles* No. Thank god for that! Romeo and Juliet’s love didn’t end very well. I’d rather we speak about Dante and Alessia’s love. Danlessia. I’m hoping Danlessia’s love has a better ending. A girl must hope.

Lo:

*nods* A girl should never lose hope. I’m simply trying to weigh this up so others in my world can understand Danlessia’s Sequence of Hearts.

Alessia:

I don’t think anyone can weigh our Sequence of Hearts. This love is weightless. Is that even a word? Anyway, our love is not light. Neither is it heavy. It’s simply love.

Lo:

I can see that you’re head over heels in love with this guy. Allow me to reverse your sequence a bit. Hypothetically speaking, if you’d met Dante on Earth, let’s say in the mental institution on Isle Speranza, do you think you would have fallen in love with him in the same way that you did or at all?

Alessia:

*huffs* Isle Speranza. *faint smile dawdles on her face and spills into her blue eyes* Now, that’s a tough one. *jerks up* Oh! Would he still be him?

Lo:

Of course, naturally. He’d be him, just as he is.

Alessia:

Well in that case, yes! Yes! Yes! *she jumps from the deck couch and perches on the arm of the settee* I’ll let you in on a little secret. Mine and Dante’s love knows no location. We could be thrown in the heart of the ocean or in the middle of the desert, and we’d still be in love. We were born worlds apart, yet we found each other.

Lo:

Talking about location, tell us a bit about Tuscania. You seem captivated by this part of the world.

Alessia:

I’ll sum it up in a few words. If beauty had a name, Tuscania would be it. *raises her hands grandly* It’s the most incredibly stunning kingdom under the moons. The colours are so magnificent. It’s like looking at a fusion of every striking hue known to men. Every particle, shrub, leaf, flower is enhanced. The air is fresh, beautiful, and homely.

Lo:

*folds her hands against her lap* That’s lovely. Now. before I let you go, one final question. A few people have wondered why you carried around water pouches against your ears on Earth. Surely, a girl of your mental acumen could have come up with something cool and inventive like water ear-muffs or something.

Alessia:

*silence. Averts her gaze*

Lo:

I apologise. *eyes pull down* I shouldn’t have brought it up.

Alessia:

No. It’s fine. I was troubled. *inhales deeply* Some people are ignorant about teens troubles. Some take it for granted, and some try their best to help when they can. *voice cracks*
It takes someone who’s been in my situation to understand that what makes sense to them when everything is perfect doesn’t necessarily make sense when you’re afflicted and you need help. *looks away* The voices haunted my thoughts, my peace, my life. I invented a homemade remedy that worked fine. Maybe it wasn’t cool to some, but it was cool to me.

Lo:

*smiles* Well said, Alessia. For the record, I loved your home remedy.

Alessia:

*chuckles* I’m glad I’m not the only one. Like they say, there’s nothing like a home remedy to feel at home.

Lo:

Alessia. *rises and outstretches her arm* It’s been a pleasure. Good luck with the rest of your Sequence. I hope to see you again soon.

Alessia:

Thanks. *throws her arms around Lo and embraces her* Make the call, and I’ll be right here.

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