InterviewWithLash

The following is a voice recorded interview conducted by Lynn Arasi with the Kindred who calls himself Lash.

Arasi: “First I’d like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with me.”
Lash: “Don’t make me regret it.”
A: “Right, on with it then. Since the Purge, many of our kin are confused on why you didn’t take the title of Prince. Care to comment on that?”
L: “I’m not interested in titles. I’m also not interested in babysitting a bunch of petty-ass monsters.”
A: “What about the traditions? Without a Prince-”
L: “Stop right there, Lynn. You going to try to tell me the only reason fuckers keep their heads down is ‘cause some big bad prince is going to whoop ’em if they don’t? You want to talk ‘traditions’ I’ll talk common sense: Idiots get ashed. It’s as simple as that. Some stupid bastard starts drinking souls you think anyone’s going to stand for that?”
A: “I guess not.”
L: "Damn right. I don’t need to tell you not to embrace a shit ton of dudes, ‘cause if anyone finds half-frenzied dumb-fuck fledgeling in the street guess what? That dumb-fuck is ASH.
A: "So you’re saying the traditions hold themselves up?"
L: “I’m saying that any vamp with half a goddamn brain knows what to do with idiots.”
A: “I see your point. Next question: You’re the leader of the Big 3. How did you guys first get together?”
L: “Ha, that’s what you call us? Funny. I won’t get into details. Like-minded kindred, that’s all.”
A: “Don’t care to elaborate? How did you meet Mr. Strong?”
L: “Next Question.”
A: “Ok…many of us out there are wondering: Why outlaw covenants?”
L: “Covenants…It’s like this; they’re all pyramid schemes. A few at the top make all the decisions, have all the power. The people below, well they get a few benefits but mostly just do what they’re told, while hoping one night they’re the ones making decisions. I ‘outlawed’ covenants to free us from those cursed webs. Now everyone makes their own decisions.”
A: “I’m not sure I agree with you, many covenants are on a search for truth behind our condition.”
L: “Did I outlaw searching for truth? Nope.”
A: “Alright, Lets say a small group of kin, say, 6 or so, decide to get together monthly to discuss philosophy and politics. Would you consider them a covenant?”
L: “Do they have a formalized hierarchy?”
A: “No, they’re just in the loosest sense, friends.”
L: “Then no, they’re not a covenant. Covenants have ranking systems and titles.”
A: “I see. So if-”
L: “Hang on, my phone…Yes. Kay, see you soon. This interview is over. Peace.”

InterviewWithLash

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