Dear readers, tonight with me is a man from an old European family. He swears that he is protecting humanity from a great threat, but is refusing to divulge details – for our protection, it seems.
So secretive, in fact, that we believe we have an antagonist on our hands.
He is here to tell us of his competitive and clandestine family.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
I grew up in a small town in Germany, one you’ve likely never heard of. It was very nice, privileged. It is a town that is fairly ensconced by my family. It’s not exactly an incubation, but we do need more than the usual amount of privacy. Of course, as you may imagine, we wanted for nothing. Do not mistake this with being spoiled. We are far from that. Education and training become vitally important at a very young age, very young.
Did you have any favourite toys as a child? Any cherished memories?
I did, but I was thankfully disavailed of such. Those can be a weakness. My family is somewhat competitive, and if you want to have a decent place in it, then you must be strong. It’s all for the greater good. I have an enormous amount of cherished memories, and I will keep those so by not sharing them.
What do you do now?
Oh, I do many things. My most ‘formal’ work, as it were, is as a psychiatrist, consultant, and professor. As you may note from this, I am interested in protecting and furthering humankind. We really are a fragile, threatened species, and it will take strength to protect us. Continue reading “Denman Malkuth (of Dance of the Butterfly, by Scott Carruba)”