Mike Larkin

1 - What is your name? Michael Seth Larkin. But you can call me Mike if that works better.

2 - How old are you? I'll be eighteen in January.

3 - Where do you come from? It's a street called Ash Drive, in Ireland.

4 - Are you married/in love? I was in love and pretty much engaged to be married. Unfortunately my girlfriend Daphne Perkins passed away about two years ago.

5 - Do you have any children? No, but I hope to in the future.

6 - What is your profession? I'm sitting my Leaving Cert. this year and hope to study French at third level next year, and go on to be a teacher.

7 - Do you have any secrets? Loads, but none I can mention in case my mother ever reads this. She's prone to panic attacks and I don't want to be responsible for any more of those!

8 - Who is your best friend/worst enemy? My best friend's name is Sam Lawyer. My previous best friend Tyler Stewart was killed in the same fire that killed Daphne. Annabell used to describe me and Tyler as "so close it's almost gay". My enemies are Dan Hughes and Brendan Parks - they used to bully me in our early teens, and Dan tried to rape my sister Annabell a few years back, but I beat the crap out of Brendan in fifth year, and they've stayed out of my way ever since.

9 - What would you take out of a burning house? I'd make sure the kids were out of the house, and then I'd save the scrapbook that Daphne made for me the summer before she died.

10 - Name three weaknesses and three strengths. My strengthes are my ability to care deeply about my family and friends, my determination to achieve my goals and my caring nature (my sister suggested that one). My weaknesses are that I can be very naive (a trait my mum says I gained from my father), I find it hard to get back up after a blow, and I get very nervous and stressed.

11 - If you could change 1 thing in your past, what would it be? I'd never have tried to kill myself at sixteen. It's deeply affected every relationship I had, and has caused my family and friends not to trust me with myself.

12 - What is your first thought in the morning? "Why do I feel sick?" And then I remember.

13 - What are you terrified of? Everything. Failure, disappointment, loss, confrontation... I'm mostly afraid of death.

14 - What is the 1st thing on your Christmas list? I could do with a new phone. I'll have to transfer photos from my old one to the new one though.

15 - What is the worst present anyone's ever given you? Aunt Abby gave me one of those awful reindeer jumpers last Christmas! I though it was a joke, but it wasn't... Had to wear it in the photos and everything.

16 - Who would you want to talk to one last time?  What would you say? I guess I'd talk to Daphne, but I really don't know what I'd say. Most likely I'd stand there stuttering and trembling like I always do! I'd rather just lie under the stars with her, like we used to do.

17 - Would you consider yourself an angel or a devil? I really don't know.

18 - What would your 3 wishes be? I'd wish for this stupid school year to be over. I'd wish for my mum to be more relaxed, before she gives herself a coronory. And I'd wish I was able to love again, the way I loved Daphne.

19 - What makes you angry? A lot of things! I hate that Daphne and Tyler were taken from me, I hate that Annabell is repetitively abused and hurt, I hate that Richie is turning out to be just like me, I hate that Carla is constantly bullied, I hate that Eliza has to grow up with such a dysfunctional family, I hate that Mum has so much to deal with... Oh, and garlic makes me angry too. It shouldn't exist!

20 - Would you like a hug?


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