Unraveling Isobel Tour: Character Interview with Nate
I have really mixed feelings about Morrigan. The house has been in my family forever. I don’t even know how many generations have grown up and lived there. While that is really nice in some ways, in other ways it feels really constraining, almost like I can’t escape the house.
On the upside the house has a ballroom, a library, marble floors and a great patio overlooking the ocean. On the downside, the house is well over a hundred years old and parts of it are ready to fall down.
2. Do you think about your mother and sister a lot?
My mom and sister Evelyn died in a boating accident less than a year ago. It’s weird, there are times when I almost forget for a period of time, and then suddenly something will happen that makes me remember. Then it feels like it happened a second ago and I almost can’t breath because of how much it hurts. I suppose everyone who loses someone thinks this, but I wish I had one more chance to tell them how much I loved them. I left a lot of things unsaid.
3. What did you think when you first found out that your father was marrying someone so soon after your mother and sister’s deaths?
I’m pretty sure I can’t say what I thought without it being blanked out for swearing. I couldn’t believe that he was moving on so quickly. I was mad, disgusted, and if I’m honest, also a bit hurt.
4. What do you feel when you look at Isobel?
Isobel’s amazing. She’s not like anyone I’ve ever known. She can be tough and sarcastic, but she’s also amazingly kind. I think what I notice the most is how honest and passionate about life she is. She’s one of those people who doesn’t hold back, she loves life. I’ve never felt this way about anyone. I know my mom would have loved her. I wish they could have met.
5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
It’s hard to say. I know my dad would say that I would have finished college and moved back to take over the house, Morrigan. He wants me to go into business. I don’t think I can see myself doing that. I’d love to travel for a couple of years. I know my dad thinks I could do better, like managing a zillion dollar mutual market fund, but I think I’d like to be a teacher.