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Hey, Eugene. Thanks for coming to talk to me.  What’s up? (I notice his mouth turn downwards and how he straightens his tie.)

Hello, Alisha.

Not really a small talker, are ya? So, lets just jump in here. What’s in your hamper right now?

Three silk shirts, two silk ties, two pairs of black slacks, one pair of gray slacks, three pairs of black silk boxers, and three pairs of socks.

All silk I noticed.

If you live for as long as I have, you appreciate the smaller things.

Fair enough, is there anything you miss or cannot have as a vampire that you enjoyed as a human?

There are many things that fit that description.

Well, would you care to elaborate on one of them?

I very much miss laughing aloud.

Aw. I am sorry to hear that.  Why can you not laugh?  (I note that he shakes his head and gives me a small smile.)

I have to control my voice as to not control you.

All righty then, when’s the last time you were nervous?

The last time I was nervous I had to meet with the queen alone.

Meaning Phea? Yeah, that would make anyone nervous. When you have thirty minutes free, how do you pass the time?

I like to read and watch movies. I do not have much free time, not since I took on a claim.  That renegade is more a than one vampire job.

Ria? Yeah, I can see that.  So, what’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Besides mentoring Ria?

(He cracks a smile at me.) Yeah, besides that. (Watching his face sober.)

Leaving my wife and children was the most difficult thing I have ever done, and continuously leaving her has never gotten better.

Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best?

It is too early to tell.

What sound do you love?

The soft and light laughter of a woman, especially when I am the one to make her laugh.

If you had the power to just utter a word and kill someone – no one would find out and you would not be charged with a crime, who would you kill and why?

I do not believe I can safely answer such a question.

If there was a zombie apocalypse, would you be super sad or super excited!

Are you aware of how many zombie movies I own?  Truthfully, I would be a tiny bit excited; however, I would have to eliminate them rather quickly before they spread too far and depleted my only viable food source.  But I must say, I would enjoy that process.

And what are your fetishes?  (He does not answer, but only blinks very slowly at me.)  All right, I guess that’s it. Thanks for coming to this little get-to-know-you session.

The book Eugene is featured in, Claimed, which is the most prominent feature on my works-in-progress list and scheduled for completion in Summer 2012.  In the meantime, go visit his Facebook page!