Today we have the privilege of spending time with Fabian Romano from my WIP Product of an Illusion. Not only is he a teenage Italian heart-throb, but he can also become invisible at will.
Me: Fabian it's so nice of you to drop by and spend some time with us today.
Fabian: No problem. Heard about your torn ACL and all. Thought I'd see how you were doing.
Me: That's awfully nice of you.
Fabian: So when are you going under the knife?
Me: Wednesday or Thursday. I'm picking between three surgeons. My biggest qualm is finding a surgeon who will actually be operating on my knee and not just over seeing a fellow do it. I don't want anyone learning how to reconstruct an ACL on my knee! And even if the surgeon says he's going to do the surgery, how do I know that he's telling the truth? How is the fellow supposed to learn if he never gets to practice on unsuspecting patients like myself?
Fabian: Dude, your knee is much too important to just practice on. If you want, I can slip inside the OR, under the radar of course, and make sure they're doing things right.
Me: And if they aren't doing things right, what are you going to do?
Fabian: Clobber him over the head with a bed pan.
Me: Hmmm... that does sound enticing. I'll get back to you on that. Well, enough about me. What's going on with you?
Fabian: Just trying to stay out of trouble.
Me: What kind of trouble?
Fabian: Oh you know, just staying out of the way of dueling factions trying to change the world as we know it. Keeping it low key.
Me: I see. Well, when you're trying to stay low key what do you do in your spare time.
Fabian: Play guitar.
Me: Oh, so you're a rocker?
Fabian: Nah, more classical, improv stuff. Making my own crap up.
Me: Yes, making your own crap is important.
Fabian: You playing with me?
Me: Never. (Fabian glares at me) So... how do you like it in Alabama? I mean it's no London or Italy.
Fabian: It's quaint. Except for the fact that these girls keep following me around. They're squealing after me like I'm some piece of meat.
Fabian: Yeah, they think I'm some actor. One girl called me Ben Barnes.
Me: Yeah, you do look like him.
Fabian: Who's Ben Barnes?
Me: You know, the guy that plays Prince Caspian in the Narnia Movie.
Me: What movies do you like watching?
Fabian: I think the last American film I saw was that Button movie.
Me: You mean, the Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt?
Fabian: Yeah, that was based on a true story.
Me: No it wasn't.
Fabian: Yeah, it was. There was a guy in Scotland who was was born an old man and got younger as he aged. Scots tried to keep it real hush hush.
Fabian: No! Are you sure you just tore your ACL and not something in your brain too?
Me: Ha Ha. Very Funny. And on that note, I think we should bring this time with Fabian to a close. Thank you Fabian for charming our readers.
Fabian: My pleasure. Take care and stop being so damn gullible.
Me: Right. I'll try my best.