So far, there are 59 questions posed and answered for these two. I hope their responses shed some light on these two intriguing characters and the world they live in!
What gender are you? Bryant: *smiles a crooked smile* Isn’t that a bit… obvious? Emery: *smacks Bryant* He’s male. I’m… confused. Sins: *arches a brow* Confused how? Emery: *blushes, whispers to Sins* Transvestite. I’m female, though.
What is your age? Emery: I’m 20. He’s a day older than me. Bryant: I’m still 20 right now, as well.
Do you want a hug? Bryant: We’re too manly to hug. Emery: *giggles*
Do you have any bad habits? Emery: Lying has become one for me. Bryant: According to my father, placing a high value on life is one. Hasn’t stopped me yet.
What is your favorite food? Bryant: I’m practically obsessed with Chicken Alfredo Primavera. Emery: I really love lasagna.
What is your favorite ice-cream flavor? Emery: Mint Chocolate Chip. Bryant: Same. We’ve split entire cartons, just the two of us.
Are you a virgin? Bryant: *looks briefly at Emery, then looks away* Uh, no. Emery: *blushes* Y-yes.
Have you killed anyone? *Both vigorously nod their heads*
Do you hate anyone? Emery: Pretty sure we both hate Rie. Bryant: Sad but true.
Do you have any secrets? Bryant: I’m not as big of hard ass as I pretend. Is that secret? Emery: *snort* No. I have one, though. I have several. Bryant: Really? Even from me? Emery: Especially from you.
What is your favorite season? Emery: Spring. Things green up some and it gets warmer. Bryant: Summer, because my schedule slows down some.
Who is your best friend(s)? *Both chuckle* Bryant: We’ve been best friends since the day Em was born. Emery: At least, that’s the way Hikaru tells things.
What are your hobbies? Emery: I’m an avid reader –antique paper books, though. Bryant: I fiddle with computers and I draw.
What is your favorite drink? Bryant: Strangely fond of lemonade. Emery: Hot coffee. Real coffee, though, not the yeast substitute.
When is your birthday? Emery: I was born January 1st, the day after this chuckle-head.
Are you nice or mean? Bryant: If we have to be one, we’re both mean. I mean, it’s not exactly black and white, but we’re not really… nice.
Are you social or shy? Emery: Bry’s social in certain circumstances, as am I. I just tend to be shy in the other. Bry… not so much.
What do you think of your parents? Bryant: My dad… well, he was a piece of work, but he really cared about Tenshi and me. My mother just makes me feel like nothing I do is good enough. Emery: My parents both love me very much, but I respect my mother more. My father… well, let’s just say that there were some mistakes in his past.
What's your weakness? Bryant: Probably that I see life as precious. It’s rather… rare in my line of work. Emery: I’m the same. I prefer to disable, and that often comes back to bite me.
How long can you stay under water? Emery: I don’t know. I never learned to swim, and I’m kind of afraid of it since I nearly drowned once. Bryant: My father thought it was important to learn, so I can manage six to nine minutes, depending on the size of breath I take or what I’m doing.
What do you do on a regular day basis? Bryant: Go to the shooting range. Emery: *smacks Bryant’s back* I protect this yayhoo.
Do you love someone? *Both covertly eye each other for a moment, but neither respond.*
Ever worn a dress? Bryant: Not me, but Em has on several occasions…
… Willingly? Emery: *chokes* Far from willingly! Out of necessity, mostly.
What do you consider fun in the day-time? Bryant: I get to spend the whole day with my best friend. It’s actually the best thing about my day, usually. Emery: I agree with Bry. I also enjoy getting to learn new things and hang out with people who’ve been fixtures in my life.
At night? *Both laugh* Bryant: Sleep is awesome if you can get some.
Ever kissed anyone? Bryant: Several, mostly women I’ve dated. Emery: *blushes* I’ve been kissed, but I haven’t really kissed anyone. Does that make sense?
...Of the same gender? Bryant: None of the same gender, thought if I were completely honest, I have been thinking about kissing someone of the same gender… Emery: Um, this is a complicated question. *whispers to Sins* None of them have been of my gender, but they’ve all been of the gender I was presumed to be at the time.
Anyone love you? Bryant: …I have a stalker ex if that counts… Emery: I have a freakin’ fanclub!
What's your favorite color? Emery: Green. Well, more of a blue-green. Bryant: Dark jade.
When was the last time you cried? Bryant: The day my father died. Then I had to become stronger or harder. Not sure which. Emery: When I found out I was heading straight for the life my parents didn’t want for me. Then I did it anyway, because I needed to.
Do you have a pet? Emery: I have a large cat named Fen, and she lives at my parents’ home. Bryant: Do guard dogs count? My favorite one is a little runt named Ellie. She recognizes me, and every time she sees me she nips at my ankles playfully.
Are you crazy? *Both have to think about it.* Bryant: Well… not that we’re aware of, as yet.
What are you? Emery: Genetically modified humans, both of us. Ironically, gender was not among the changed traits.
What’s your nickname? Bryant: Emery here is Em. I go by Bry, though occasionally my last name works. My mother persists in calling both of us by our middle names.
Do you consider yourself a happy or a down person? Emery: We’re both pretty… rational. It’s not quite the same.
What is your current occupation? Emery: I’m a bodyguard. Bryant: I’m the head of GRIFFYN and the body that Em guards.
Who do you know that bugs you? Bryant: There’s… well, most of the lieutenants are obnoxious. And there’s this one civilian, Wild Sexton… Emery: *punches Bryant’s arm* Leave Wild out of this. Rie’s secretary Lana is… pompous and presumptuous and many other unflattering ‘p’ words.
Have you 'done it' in the past month? Bryant: Nope. It’s been a while. Emery: Still a virgin here.
Ever think about getting married? Emery: Sometimes… I just have trouble seeing it in my future. Bryant: Often, actually. It’s my responsibility to raise the next heir to my father’s legacy.
Have you ever had a sleepover with someone of the opposite sex? Bryant: …Not one where there was any sleep to be had… Emery: Yes. And all that was done at most of them was sleep.
When was the first time you 'did it'? Emery: I’m excusing myself from this question. Bryant: Uh, there was a teacher I hated, and my first time was in the back of his classroom with my then-girlfriend
Choose one word to describe yourself. Bryant: Enigmatic. Emery: Secretive.
Do you have any family? Emery: So far, I’m an only child. My parents are still happily together. Bryant: My parents went their separate ways years ago. My father has since died, but I have an older sister Tenshi who lives with our mother. There’re some rumors of a younger half-brother, but those have never been confirmed or denied.
Boxers or briefs? Bryant: Boxers. Emery: Briefs? Sometimes either.
What’s your opinion of male prostitution? Emery: As long as they chose it themselves, I’m fine with it. it’s the ones who were given the nanos so young that they look like children forever that worry me. Bryant: I have to agree with Em on that one.
Creamy or crunchy? Bryant: Crunchy. The other is… weird. Emery: *giggles* Crunchy as well. It’s actually more than paste.
If you were the opposite gender, how would you dress? Emery: Probably the same way I’ve always dressed. If forced to make a few more feminine choices, I’d still dress modestly –none of those mirco-mini-oh-my-god-my-butt-is-showing stuff. Bryant. Eh. Whatever works best for a situation.
What color is your toothbrush? Bryant: Blue, actually. Emery: Red. It was the first one I grabbed. I’ve ended up with some pretty peculiar colors that way.
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘white’? Emery: Blood cells. I am a student of the human body, after all. Bryant: Bones. I’ve had the same classes, but the bones stand out more to me.
If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be? Bryant: Hm. I’d want to be a raven, probably because I’ve always loved that Odin had two. Emery: Something strong and free. Perhaps an eagle.
Do you have your ears pierced? Emery: Only studs, but three in each ear. One in the cartilage. Bryant: None. My father forbad me, because sometimes we have to use some strong magnets in certain situations, and they’re just be another injury.
Do you have anything else pierced? Bryant: None, for the same reason my ears aren’t pierced. Emery: I pierced my navel once for the hell of it. My father about killed me.
Favorite song? Emery: ‘Keep on Loving You’ by REO Speedwagon. Bryant: ‘Why Don’t You and I’ by Santana and Alex Band.
Do you guys (as a couple/bromance) have a song? Emery: …I’d have to say ‘I Don’t Wanna Lose You’ by REO Speedwagon. As a friendship song. Bryant: *arches his brow* Either way, the title’s still true to both of us, ne?
Do you wear glasses? If you do, describe them. Bryant: Em has glasses, but I don’t. No need. Emery: Hey, they’re only reading glasses! They’re silvery. Rectangular frames, ‘cause Zen talked me into them.
Do you smoke, drink, or do any other kind of drugs? Emery: No smoking or drugs, but we both do drink when the occasion calls for it. Bryant: Really? I’ve never seen you drink. Emery: I do. Especially when your mother is on the same continent.
Do you have any special talents? Bryant: Em’s very flexible, super-talented in martial arts, pretty good at information retrieval, and spectacular at undercover. Emery: Bry’s an excellent marksmen, terrific at masterminding large operations, and a phenomenal strategist.
Any nervous habits? Emery: *snorts* Bry, nervous? I’ve only see it once. Bryant: I play with my weapon. What about you, Em? Emery: I shift on my feet and fidget. If my hair is loose, I play in it. Of course, I also do all of those things when I’m merely bored.