Dear readers, tonight with me on the interview couch is the Founder and CEO of one of America’s hottest technology start-ups. His development of the Identicoin, revolutionized the identification process, and now makes it so that all of our personal, medical, banking and criminal history is on one easy little disk.
Recently, however, he came across something unheard of, that enticed him beyond words. Immortality. But is the secret of Eden’s Serum all that it’s advertised to be?
He is here to tell us about his adventures and his life.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
Nothing too spectacular, not like the apartment I had before I moved to Bakersfield. My father was a hardworking man, we lived menially and he did try to give us everything. I just never felt like I connected with him on a personal level. He wasn’t happy when I told him that I wanted to major in Nanotechnology, which was made further evident when I told him about my promotion at Identitech. Actually, I hadn’t talked to him for quite a while. Not until this whole thing happened with Identitech.
Did you have any favourite toys as a child? Any cherished memories?
Hmmm, well I guess as a kid my favorite toys were my hot wheels. I like to race them, it felt like the only thing that made sense. I didn’t really like being outside. When I was gifted an older tablet for my birthday, the first thing I did was take it apart to look at the inside… ha, ha. I forgot all about my cars, I must have had over a hundred of them. They were inexpensive, so my father didn’t mind getting them for me for Christmas’s and birthdays.
Boy was he mad when he discovered I had taken apart the first tablet I ever got. That is essentially what really sparked my love for all things technical. When I saw what it could do with the swipe of a finger, I had to know more. I still keep that torn apart tablet, in a lock box at home. It holds tremendous sentimental value for me. Probably the only thing I have ever been sentimental over, until Evelyn.
What do you do now?
Things are kind of up in the air right now. After my company was shut down because of its part in Eden’s Serum, I haven’t really thought about what I was going to do after that. Oddly enough, I find myself wanting to give up the corporate world for good, and build a family with my fiancé, Evelyn. I had it all already… I think I really want to just join my father on his farm, and raise my family. Whenever Evelyn and I get married and have a child. Honestly, I need to sit down and talk with her about what we are going to do, because she isn’t working either. This settlement is going to be great for a while, but I know it isn’t going to last forever.
What can you tell us about your latest adventure?
Honestly, I really am exhausted from talking about it all over and over. After Identitech was shut down, and it was found to be linked to what was going on over at Plantharmonics, the press just swarmed the place. I have been in and out of the police station so often, I feel like I live there. I am so glad that Evelyn and I were able to move away a little bit and get some air from the place. It was good though, I suppose. I mean… I sold my car, which I bought for more money than I even want to admit. I put that money aside so that Evelyn and I can buy a house after we are married.
She is still pretty shaken up though, and I don’t blame her. Some pretty weird stuff went down. Her father, being buried alive, for all that time, and then dying in her arms? I mean, it’s just been too much for her. She loves my dad though, so I hope that eventually we can both heal from this and move on.
As for me, I will never, ever, ever be tempted to live forever again. I can’t believe how shallow I was!
What did you first think when you started getting sick from the serum?
Honestly, I didn’t know what to think. In my head, I just kept thinking ‘it doesn’t matter what happens, I can’t die’ and that just kept repeating itself over and over. I had a feeling though, I mean… I took the Serum and then a week later I am keeled over in the most excruciating pain of my life? I have always been healthy, I work out and eat well. So the only difference was the serum. I never expected Dr. Plath to tell me what he did though… I didn’t expect to be told I was going to die…..
What was the scariest thing in your adventures?
Knowing I was going to die, living the kind of life I did. I mean, it was pretty empty, pathetic even. At least until ‘she’ came along. She’s the strong one you know… Evelyn. She has been my rock, more than I have been hers, I am pretty sure. How she put up with me when we were going through all that… after I lost Ms. Mooring. I mean… I am pretty sure I just lived in a fog until her. She’s remarkable… I guess it took the worst possible thing to realize that all the good things I had, were nothing compared to the best thing. That’s having someone who loves you.
What is the worst thing about not being able to live forever? Now that the whole ordeal is over.
Well….. I don’t know. I guess knowing how much of my life I wasted trying to be ‘successful’ I guess, I mean… at one point I was more concerned about my car, than I was my life! That is just crazy! What kind of person was I? I hate it, I hate knowing that Evelyn even knew a little bit of that part of me. I hate that I wasted all that time working around the clock day in and day out, for what?
For a piece of paper. For money. I hope if anything that people can learn from my mistakes. I am so thankful I got another chance.
What is the best thing about it?
I definitely learned my lesson, I don’t mind that I had to lose everything, because I gained a real life in the wake of all that.
Tell us a little about your friends.
You mean Evelyn? What is there to say? She is incredible. I think she is stronger than me in so many ways, and yet… she knows how to let me protect her, and keep her safe. Maybe its cheesy, but in protecting her, she is protecting me. I don’t know if that makes sense.
We have a lot of the same eclectic taste in music, which I really appreciate. I am kind of the odd guy out when it comes to all that. With the advancement of technology, there is this new robotic sound, and I am sure you can guess why that bothers me. ::Chuckles:: As far as that goes, I hope I never see another robotic person again, well… android. Still haven’t figured out the right name to call those beings that were turned by the serum.
Any romantic involvement?
Well, Evelyn and I just got engaged, and I took her home to meet my father. He is just enamored with her, as I knew he would be. He and I made amends, which is great. I really missed my dad. I hate to say that he was right.. he was right from the beginning. We are working on setting a wedding date.
Whom (or what) do you really hate?
::Sighing, heavily:: I can’t even say the name Lars Morello, without wanting to throw up. The lives that were lost because of what he and….. ugh…. I really don’t want to talk about it. Hopefully, I will never have to see his heartless face again. I still can’t get the images out of my mind, of the number of bodies that were pulled from the underground of Plantharmonics and the Harmon Mausoleum, it’s disgusting really.
What’s your favourite drink, colour, and relaxing pastime?
Ha, ha. How things have changed in such a short time. I used to enjoy a nice glass of aged Hennessy cognac when I got off work, and now, all I want to do is spend time with Evelyn. We are both still pretty messed up from the whole thing, but we take walks together, or listen to Staind. Those are two of my favorite things in the world right now.
What does the future hold for you?
The future… the future. Well, I guess marrying the love of my life, and moving somewhere safe. I am not entirely sure that Mr. Morello is going to be in jail for as long as the news states, I mean. He has money, whose to say if he isn’t going to haggle his way out? I don’t trust anyone anymore. I just hope against hope that all of that serum has been completely destroyed. ::Shudders::
If he could kill that many people with a serum that was meant to make you live forever, I can’t imagine what he could do if he ever got out and decided to use it for something bad. Something worse than what he has already done.
I just don’t know what I would do.
Can you share a secret with us, which you’ve never told anyone else?
I am going to tell you something, but you cannot tell anyone.
I heard from a good source, that he is planning an escape… I don’t know when… I don’t know where or how, but its going to happen. That is why I have to get Evelyn out of here as quick as possible. He wants us dead. Please don’t tell anyone or share our location. I know it’s true though, because this source says if Mr. Morello escapes… martial law will be declared until he is dead.
I guess there was something on his computer about a weapon of some sort… something that could wipe out the entire human race.
So, just beware, okay?
Angelique is an avid mover, adventurer, and chaser of dreams. She began her journey in Kalispell, Montana. She is a singer and songwriter by avocation, and mother to four precocious little ones. She hopes to encourage others with her journey and passion for life. She is currently adventuring in Stockton, California, with her high school sweetheart.
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