Characters in the Cosmos: Meet Lilivan
Characters in the Cosmos welcomes Morgan Hazelwood and her character Lilivan from Flesh and Ink. Hazelwood is currently querying Flesh and Ink, and "forever polishing" the manuscript. You can find her on "everywhere" online, so look her up on her Website, Twitter, @morganHzlwood, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and GoodReads.
I’m here for the interview. You said this was only for your world, right? No one in Lopacia is ever going to hear a word of this? Swear it, by Domina Earth Herself!
Who are you? What do you do?
Um, I’m Lilivan and I’m an apprentice holy inker-of-flesh. Which mostly means I do the cleaning and dye prep-work. But, I’ve recently been permitted to start touching up the dedicant inking on the foreheads of the faithful. Making them crisp and clean again, following the lines from their original ‘cant marks.
What is your greatest fear?
Being purified to death by the church and having the church from sentencing my family to twenty-years hard labor. And/or being possessed by a demon. Or demons.
What's the worst thing that's happened in your life? What did you learn from it?
I woke up with demon-stains, despite never meeting a demon, much less bargaining away my soul to one. You said no one back home is going to see or hear of this interview, right?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Probably my art. I’ve been working on my own stylized ‘cant marks… But there is a person whom I can’t really seem to get out of my head.
When and where were you happiest?
When I’m lost in my sketching and it’s going well.
What is your most treasured possession?
My ‘cant mark. It shows my faith and helps people not suspect I bear these stupid demon-stains.
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and discretion?
Tell me about your best friend. How did you meet? What do you like about this person? What do you think they like about you?
I don’t really have one. I’m kinda a loner and now with the stupid stains, being friends with me would just kinda doom them. But, there’s this one person, who welcomed me in…
What's the worst thing you've ever done to someone? Why?
Be jealous of my little sister, when I should have been protective and loving. Just because she got the scholarship to the academy and the favor of basically everyone. That might have caused me to lose the favor of my Goddess.
What is your ideal world?
Where no one fears people with demon-stains and I can just go home. Maybe a world where people come from miles around for me to perform their dedicant marks. Oh, and I’d love to truly go on the holy pilgrimage, see the Deep Holy Sanctum in person.