Anyway, before I start the ramblings, let's share a visual. The below image is one I searched for and searched for. I almost gave up, because no matter what I found over the months, nothing stopped me in my tracks and said, "WILLIAM MADDOX." That is, until I found this:
Note smirk of smart-assedry...
A few scene snippets/quotes:
"You really ought to mind that potty mouth of yours, Lily," (William) teased. "It is uncharacteristic of a Sentient."
"Yeah, well, I'm a beginner."
"Can we get to the point, please?"
"No problem. The point is you weren't paying attention."
"I was, too! I looked for you! I mean, you didn’t even make a sound!"
"And what did you expect?” he laughed. “You know, looking and listening are great tactics for human detection, but they won’t help you here. Your adversary isn’t going to wave and call your name before an ambush. Use your senses, Lily."
Oh! He was just infuriating! "And do you care to explain how the hell this is done?”
“Just trust yourself. It’s in you to know this stuff.”
“Ugh, please, Mr. Miyagi, spare me the wax on, wax off."
"Must you always be so unpleasant?"
"No. Not always,” I clarified. “Just with you."
"Clearly," he said._______________________________________________
Christian sat down at the end of the table and grabbed a loose section of newspaper, sorting through as he chewed on a piece of toast.
“Has anyone seen the crosswords?” he said.
I eyed William nervously as he flipped the nearly finished puzzle over to face Christian. “You should start waking up earlier,” he said.
Christian’s face went sour. “You should start sleeping in.”
William looked at his watch. “Or you could buy an alarm clock.”
I concentrated ardently on my glass of water.
“Piss off, Maddox,” Christian said._____________________________________________
"You’ve been protected for too long. You’ve forgotten yourself.”
"You can throw me across the forest but you can't open a lid?"
Aaaah, William. The bugger grew on me to the point where he kind of took over the story. I always tell people I didn't plan it, I didn't know what his involvement level would be in the beginning, but I figured it out quick enough. The third book in the Light Series will take it back to Lily/William, just so you know. I'm working on that, presently.
Here's a few things you may not know about William. (For a more in-depth exam of his life and character, you'll have to keep a look out for book three!):
~Has a velvety singing voice.
~Loves Van Morrison and James Taylor.
~Attracts children and small animals.
~Prefers the color green.
~Reads a lot of historical fiction.
~Dislikes television with a passion.
~Has a keen eye for art.
~Can scratch any itch on your body with his mind.
As usual, if you have any question, go ahead and tweet me or post them here. I'll do my best to answer.
***Addition: One of my favorite readers, Lisa, reminded me, "I did notice that you left out the best thing William can do with his mind *FAINTS*"
HAH. Well, there's no summing that up in a blog entry! *smirks*
Hope that was enough for now! *HUGS*