Post by A Ghost in the Wind on May 13, 2015 18:04:02 GMT -5
The scene opens to find Pure Class Wrestling’s Michael Malone seated in a cozy booth across from the silvery haired Eira. Both appear in casual attire, steaming ceramic mugs in front of each in the comfortable looking atmosphere.
Michael Malone: Hellllooooooo PCW Universe. I'm Michael Malone and I'm stoked to bring you the first episode of 10 Questions. As you can see, I have the lovely Eira with me tonight...Eira, I can call you lovely without worrying about having my face melted off by your boyfriend right?
(Eira levels a deadpan stare at Malone, the interview clearly off to a promising start.)
Eira: Consider that your first question. In answer, I'm certain my husband has better things to do than chase reporters.
MM: Darn, alright. I feel I'm safe for now. Moving on...in just a few weeks, you will have an opportunity to fight for the PCW World Championship in a Triple Threat Match featuring Gem and PCW World Champion Sadistic. What do you think your chances are of walking out of Living a Legacy as champion?
(She spends a few moments considering the question, Malone taking a sip of his beverage while the gentle background sounds of a coffeehouse filter in through the audio.)
Eira: I would say they're better than Gem's, and about on par with Sadistic's. I know the wrestler gig is to talk about how badass you are in comparison to your pathetic opponents, but I'd rather not set myself up like that. Don't get me wrong - Gem is a good competitor, but quite frankly I think she's out of her league. Her one win against Sadistic or I was against Sadistic... after he'd already competed. As for Sadistic... I can beat him, but no one can really predict how the dice will fall. I just know I'm going to enjoy putting the hurt on him.
MM: For the newer fans out there, can you explain where this hatred for Sadistic came from?
(Eira’s jaw clenches and her brow furrows, Malone’s quick glance to the camera prompting her to school her features into a neutral expression. Or as near to neutral as it was likely to get, given the question.)
Eira: There are a few personal issues. He helped in causing needless, permanent damage to my person, and as everyone now knows he willfully caused me to lose a pregnancy. Of course, these things can happen in this line of work, but for us it goes deeper. Everything he stands for is anathema to me - I suppose we could just call it a professional conflict of interest.
MM: And Gem...Where did your animosity towards her come from? Most of the PCW Universe, including myself, believed you two had a fairly decent, if not respectful, relationship.
(A frustrated sigh lifts from her as she shakes her head in negation.)
Eira: Many people, Gem included, seem to be mistaking blunt honesty for animosity. I have no personal problems with Gem beyond feeling she was given an unfair, undeserved push by the company. To go from fresh out of the Underground to the World Title picture isn't something one sees often. I myself had to fight tooth and nail to get out of the Genesis Division. To see her get what looks like a free ride is infuriating. But that's with her situation, decisions made by Frank Foley - not with her. The only negative feeling I have for her is impatience with her infantile outlook on things. If everyone really were out to get her - she would have been well gotten by now. Leaving aside entirely the promo she recorded where she held her femininity up as a point against Sadistic's skills. This industry is unwelcoming enough to women, we don't need to make it worse for ourselves by discounting an opponent's abilities because they 'beat a girl.'
(Malone nods thoughtfully, expressing neither agreement nor disagreement.)
MM: Going back to Murdoc for a moment, did you know he was in the building at Trauma 171 or was it as much of a surprise for you as it was for the PCW Universe?
(An odd look crosses Eira’s face, not quite a vulnerable expression but nearer to it than the viewers had seen so far.)
Eira: ...I had no idea he was here. I could even go so far as to say it was MORE of a surprise to me than the rest of the PCW Universe.
MM: Well, that certainly was a shock for all of us watching, so I can only imagine how you felt being there. it was for you. How are things at home between you two now? Is it strange to be competing in Murdoc's old stomping grounds without him here with you, by your side?
(Eira’s expression closes off again.)
Eira: That was two questions, not just one. My home life with Murdoc is no one's business but our own. I've been at PCW long enough to find the likes of Nathan Saniti or Tha Joka stranger than the company itself, whether or not Murdoc is here with me. As hard as I fought to be seen as a competitor in my own right without his presence overshadowing every success I have, I can honestly say it's been just fine.
MM: I was hoping you didn't catch the two-parter thrown in there...
(...but his chuckle quickly disperses as Eira stares into the man, unflinchingly.)
MM: ...Moving on, you mentioned Nathan Saniti and Tha Joka...at Trauma 172 they go up against Dollface and one of your opponents at Living a Legacy- Sadistic. Who do you have winning that match?
(She considers the matter for a moment, then shrugs.)
Eira: I can't quite say. Dollface and Nathan seem to be having some kind of conflict- we all saw his peculiar behavior the last time he was put in the ring with Starr. As for Starr, she seems to have shaken off a lot of that inhibiting sentiment, so I think her and Sadistic are a stronger team. Then again, with as angry as Nathan is and as violent as Tha Joka is, they make a force to be wary of. It could be anyone's win.
MM: Do you plan on getting involved in the contest?
MM: But as we all know, plans can change. As my final question, do you have anything you want to say to the Superstars in the locker room that may find themselves watching this?
(A wry smile crosses her face.)
Eira: Give that new kid Buck Brochamp a swirly.
MM: Alright folks, those are the questions and I've run out of time. Eira, I thank you for being the first guest of the show and I wish you nothing but continued luck and success.
(Eira reaches across the table to shake his hand, and gives him a sweet [if disturbing] smile.)
Eira: It's been a pleasure, Mr. Malone.