Third on the ALTERED Hot Guys List is Nick.
There's no sense sugar coating it. Nick is an asshole. He's the kind of person who would con you out of your last meal and have no remorse about it. He's morally bankrupt, and broken, and doesn't waste time with idle chat. But he will tell you how it is, if it needs to be said. He has no issue with telling the truth, even if it's the wrong thing to say at the time.
Nick spent the greater part of his life fending for himself, so he doesn't trust anyone, and hates the thought of leaving his fate in someone else's hands. At the same time, if he thinks it'll better serve him to stick with a group, he will. He's stubborn, and uncooperative, but his decisions are never emotionally based. He does what he knows is best for survival, and maybe he doesn't want to cross Bridge B in order to get from A to C, but he'll do it, even if it pisses him off the whole way.
He also cusses like a trucker. Add that to his habit of saying whatever he wants, and you'll know why I say he's one of my favorite characters to write. There are few lines Nick won't cross, and for a writer, that's liberating.
1. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
That's your lead-in question?
INTERVIEWER: [laughs] Yes, this is just a for-fun interview. Nothing too serious here.
INTERVIEWER: So, which animal would you be?
I'm not answering that. Next question.
2. Let's say you're walking down the street. You're wearing a thick coat. You have a sandwich in your hand and a $20 bill in your pocket and a frail man stops you, begging for some change. Do you give him anything?
Depends what kind of frail we're talking about. Frail like he's dying? I'd point him in the direction of the nearest hospital. Frail like he's a worthless drunk? I'd tell him to [sensored] off.
3. You've won the lottery. What's the first thing you buy?
A way out of this interview.
4. What's the one thing you couldn't live without?
INTERVIEWER: Not physically. Like, emotionally, mentally, spiritually?
Then you should have been more specific.
Lastly, on the ALTERED Hot Guys posts: SAM. Post will be up sometime next week!
[Nick picture is of male model Sean O'Pry]