Author Sylvia Day was kind enough to sit down with her leading Sentinel, Adrian Mitchell and ask him a few questions that were submitted by Darhk Portal followers. Let’s see what this sexy angel had to say…
Q:Have you ever melted a trackball on your Blackberry?
Adrian: No, but I’ve crushed a few in my fist when I’ve been aggravated enough.
Q: What is the one thing you find most interesting about mortals?
Adrian: Decisions are so mutable to mortals. Sayings such as, “Rules are made to be broken.” Even when the lines are clear and it’s apparent they’ve been crossed, emotions guide the response to those transgressions as much as the law does. That fascinates me. There are so few hard and fast rules in mortal lives and so many reasons you come up with for why a particular rule applies in one instance and not another.
***Caution: The final question for Adrian refers to a pivotal moment in Touch of Crimson and is a great treat for those who have read the book, however if you have not, you might want to save reading it for later.***
Q: Looking back, now that you have Lindsay in your life, is there anything you wish you had done differently regarding Helena?
Adrian: I’m torn by this question. Helena came to me for two things: permission to break a law and help in doing so. It was rather like one police officer approaching another to ask for permission to rob a bank, assistance with disabling the alarm systems, and then a promise that she’d face no consequences for the theft. Can you see how impossible it was for me to give her what she wanted?
There’s precedence for what could happen if I’d made a different decision. Syre was faced with the same situation when he fell in love with his mortal mate and he responded differently. He gave the Watchers permission to do as he did and the result was that they all fell, even those who hadn’t taken mates. He damned them all for his mistake. In his situation, most of the Watchers had fallen in one way or another—certainly his permission was encouragement for some—but my Sentinels have stayed true to their mission. Aside from Helena and me, the rest have been inviolate. How could I risk all of them for the transgressions of just two of us?
That said, I could have been a better friend.
I had two roles with her—leader and friend—and I focused on the first to the detriment of the latter. I should’ve asked for more time to think. I should never have proceeded so quickly, when I was still reeling from the knowledge of her fall. I wasn’t thinking clearly. Then Lindsay left and I was barely thinking at all. It’s possible Helena didn’t realize that I haven’t escaped retribution for my sins. Lindsay, too, believed I’d face the same punishment as the Watchers, but that’s not my fate and I’ve always known that. Losing Shadoe over and over again, losing Phineas, knowing I’m no better than those I’ve punished, the sacrifice Lindsay ended up making for me… Even Elijah’s very existence. It’s no coincidence that he entered my life at the same time as Lindsay, wielding the power he does over the other lycans.
My punishment is insidious, like a spreading stain, eating through everything that has meaning to me. Everything I’ve worked for and believed in is crumbling around me. That is my punishment, and I should’ve shared it with Helena, armed her with the knowledge she needed to make her own decision without asking me for permission.
Sylvia Day is the national bestselling, award-winning author of over a dozen novels. A wife and mother of two, she is a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence.
Sylvia’s work has been called “an exhilarating adventure” by Publishers Weekly and “wickedly entertaining” by Booklist. Her stories have been translated into Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Czech, Italian, and Thai. She’s been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the EPPIE award, the Readers’ Crown, and multiple finalist nominations for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA(R) Award of Excellence.
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