Where are you from?
I was born in Red Forest, a huge of expanse of forest stretching out across Northern Britain. But when the civil war broke out, my father smuggled me and my elder sister out. We made it. He didn’t. We ended up separated. I found a home in a convent on the coast and stayed there until the fighting once again caught up with me. So I seized the opportunity to move back to civilisation and join my sister in Safe Haven, the town around London.
What is your main purpose in life?
The same as anyone: to survive. I’m a Reacher in a world that hates my kind. I have to continue at any cost, whatever it takes. There are so few of us left now. I’ve lost my father, my sister…
Who is your greatest enemy and why?
The Institute. Although it’s an enemy I don’t fully understand. They’re hunting me under the authority of the British Government. And they’ll never stop.
Do you think you can ever reconcile with this enemy?
You can’t reconcile with these people. They’re soldiers and scientists interested more in how my powers work than who I am. They will hunt me and eventually they will find me. I’ll never be able to reason with them. To stop them. To save myself.
Do you have a love interest?
When you’re constantly on the run there’s no time for love. The people I’m with now, the Smith Brothers, are as close to love as I will ever get, but they are like my own brothers now. There was another, a guy from Safe Haven who cared for me. But he was a cop and if he knew what I was he’d have turned me in to the authorities. At least I could never trust that he wouldn’t.
What is your weapon of choice?
I’m a telepathic Reacher. My weapon is my mind. If I can touch you I can read your thoughts, uncover your secrets, even make you do things. That’s why they’re all so scared of me.
What makes you happy?
Freedom. And in the rare moments I get to experience it I cherish it, because it never lasts long.
Do you have a code of honor?
I trained as a doctor and I have my medical code. I guess it translates to other areas of my life. But sometimes out here it’s kill or be killed. Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing to stay alive.
What makes you angry?
The injustice of this world. Seeing the rich flourish over the poor. Seeing our government betray our country for their own gain.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would make myself stronger, so I could help my friends, so I could stay alive longer.
What do you think is your greatest strength?
My powers, maybe my compassion.
What do you think is your greatest weakness?
My situation, being a young woman with great power in a world that hates her… or being too cynical.
What do you think is your enemy’s greatest strength?
Numbers, wealth, propaganda
What do you think is your enemy’s greatest weakness?
Greed – one day they will go too far and that will be the end of the them.
Name one person you admire.
I mostly admire Charlie Smith. Charlie saved me, he chose me over a fortune, despite needing money to find his daughter. He’s a good man who has lived the worst of lives. His strength is limitless, he just doesn’t realise it. One day I’ll get to prove how grateful I am for all he has done for me.
Name one person you trust.
I admire Charlie but I trust his brother John more. John may be an emotionless robot at times, but he’s reliable. He has my back and there isn’t a man alive I would trust more to cover me. A lot of people are scared of him, rightly so, but he lives by his word and he has never let me down.