Character Interview for Zack (Answer as Zack)
1. How would you describe your personality
Goofy. I don’t understand why everyone’s so serious all the time. You only get one go-round. You might as well have fun.
2. Of all the moments you spent with Alex, which one stands out to you the most?
There was this time in elementary school when we had a 5th grade tea party. Totally lame. Like, what guy who’s just starting to get his dude-ness going on wants to be drinking tea out of these fancy little china cups with a lace doily on his lap? Anyway, whatever genius came up with the idea also came up with the idea to make it a “Mother’s Day Tea,” which was fine for every kid in the class…except for one. Alex. I’ll never forget the way she looked, sitting over at her end of the table, just staring down into her cup. She wasn’t crying or anything, but she looked so small and delicate and…just quiet. So my mom got up and pulled on my shirt and we both went down to Alex’s end of the table and sat down next to her. At first she was really shy and quiet about it, but after my mom and I adopted these really over-the-top British accents, we got her giggling. We had such a good time.
3. How did you deal with all the stuff Alex has had to go through?
I tried to stay out of it as much as I could. I’m her friend, not her keeper. But I was worried about her. Beth and I talked about it a lot, and, yeah, there were plenty of times that I wanted to just step in and beat the guy senseless…show him what it’s like to fight someone his own size. But I love Alex, and I respect her. And I didn’t want to lose her by overstepping my bounds. Plus, she didn’t want my help.
4. Would you have dealt with the situation any differently?
You mean would I have ever laid a hand on that girl if I were in Cole’s position? No. Never.
Or do you mean would I have told the guy to kiss off the minute he touched me wrong? Well, I want to say I would have, but the thing is I know Alex. She’s smart. I would never take her to be anyone’s victim. And if she didn’t give him the kiss-off right away, then I know it must have been pretty complicated. So, no, I can’t say I would have done things any differently. I have no way of knowing what I would have done.
5. Through everything you have gone through yourself, and your friends what have you learned?
To stick by your friends. Especially when they really need you the most.