Today’s character is someone who has quickly become near and dear to my heart and I’m excited to introduce him to ya’ll through another Beautiful People I pulled from the archives.
First, a little background on him. Jovani is a fairy and he was close friends with Duchess Ellanor. So when she had a child it was only natural for her to name her best friend his godfather. I’ve barely scratched the surface on their backstory and I’m already enthralled by their tale, which, unfortunately, is in spoiler territory so I can’t disclose too much.
1) What’s their favourite book/movie/play/etc.?
He enjoys a good adventure story full of dashing heroes winning the day and coming home to their one true love. I can’t pinpoint a favourite book because he is an avid reader and likes a lot of them.
2) Is there anything they regret doing?
He doesn’t really regret anything he’s done (except one thing, but that’s stepping into spoiler territory), but he does regret not doing some things, like not watching Ellanor more closely and keeping her safe when she left to attend the queen’s funeral.
3) If they were sick or wounded, who would take care of them and how?
He’s always been a loner and since he befriended a human the other fairies avoid him, so he just self-medicates or patches himself up. But if it was really bad there are one or two persons he can still call upon for help.
4) Is there an object they can’t bear to part with and why?
The ring Ellanor gave him as a token of her friendship when they were younger. He wears it on a simple gold chain around his neck.
5) What are 5 ways to win their heart (or friendship)?
Ooh, um, he has kind of sworn off love so I’ll share the things to earn his friendship.
- Listen to him talk and tell stories.
- Do nice things with and for him.
- Show genuine interest in things he’s interested in.
- Understand his sense of humor.
- Accept who he is and that his magic isn’t a curse/bad thing.
- (Because I’m a rebel and thought of another one) Save his life a time or two.
6) Describe a typical outfit for them from top to bottom.
He sometimes wears hats and sometimes not, when he does he wears one of those big Spaniard hats with a feather. He wears a longsleeved tunic with a triangular cut at his throat, silk breeches, and he wears a pair of dashing leather boots. He also typically has a falchion sword belted to his waist, though it’s usually just for show.
7) What’s their favourite type of weather?
He loves it right after it’s rained and everywhere is still damp but the sun is now shining and bright and there are a few clouds still in the sky. It shows that even after the worst storm there can still be light and goodness.
8) What’s the worst fight they’ve ever been in?
Physical? When he rescued Ellanor from a group of thugs when they were teenagers. Verbal? The argument he had with Ellanor right before she married Lord Ridley.
9) What names or nicknames have they been called throughout their life?
Jo, Joey, Jovi, Vani, and Jov Jov. That last one earned the person a punch until a certain toddler started calling him that and he grudgingly allowed it.
10) What makes their heart feel alive?
Due to painful circumstances, he’s closed himself off and no longer takes joy in the things he used to, but here’s what he would have answered before those circumstances came to be: Wielding magic, fighting bad guys, watching spring unfurl from winter’s grasp, and spending time with Ellanor.
I learned a lot of that by answering the questions, so, yay! The funny thing is, though, I wasn’t sure if I was going to include a fairy godparent until he just showed up and introduced himself. Now he’s quickly becoming a favourite character and has stolen my heart.
What are your thoughts on Jovani? Do you have a character who snuck into your WIP and stole your heart? Who’s your favourite character?
4 thoughts on “Not Your Average Fairy Godfather: Meet Jovani”
EEEEEEEE!!! We get to learn about another character! And oh my goodness, it’s a fairy godFATHER???? I. LOVE. THISSS!!!!!! He sounds like SUCH an unorthodox type of fairy character too! I love him already!!!
The whole “Jov Jov” thing made me giggle. I love it! XD That is just precious! I LOVE those tough, loner types who really actually care a LOT, they just hide it. And it sounds like he fits that description!
Literally my most favorite characters ever are ones I didn’t plan, but who popped out of nowhere in my books and stole the show. So YES, I relate to this so hard! Silly characters, insisting they be in our stories and then stealing our hearts. What shall we do with them? *shakes head*
Thank you so much for sharing another character with us! I looooved learning about Jov Jov– I mean. AHEM. Jovani! ;D
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I am grinning so hard right now, thank you!!! <333
Hehe, yeah, Jovani is quite the character. He definitely has a big heart, a broken heart, but big nonetheless.
I was giggling too when I learned about "Jov Jov". XDDD
Yes! The surprise characters just love to steal the show and our hearts! Hmm… perhaps we could threaten early death scenes to keep too many from overloading the story? ;D
I'm thrilled you loved learning about dear Jov Jov, though he's probably going to kill me for sharing that nickname. XD
I love that there is a fairy godfather and that he use to have a really strong friendship. It is rare to have a close relationship between a male and female without being romantic in some way. He sounds like such an interesting character, and I hope I will read more of him.
It’s funny that you asked that question, since I do have a character like that and who happens to be in my current WIP! Lon was meant to be a minor character when I first created him and now he’s one of the main antagonists as well as a main character. He has definitely stolen my heart (*cough* and another character’s heart *cough*). He is one of my favourites for sure.
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Thank you!!! <333 I'm rather excited to have a fairy godfather and can't wait to explore more about him. 😀
Haha! Lon sounds great! It's always fun when a character you thought wouldn't be around a lot turns out to be super important. ^_^
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