I was always a dab hand at turning errant beings into amphibians at considerable speed. A basic spell but one which no fairy should be without.
Do you miss living in the magical world?
Generally no but I miss Hanastrew and Melanbury who were great to train and work with. Both girls will serve the Fairy Kingdom well. Certain things about the magical world had advantages – I rarely had to queue for anything given most things can be summoned or created magically. I don’t miss the power abuses and always having to kill dragons!
Do you see yourself as an ambassador for magical beings generally?
Definitely not! I know I have a mouth on me as wide as Scotland’s Moray Firth!
Is your relationship with Jennifer as it should be? Has she forgiven you yet? How do you cope?
These questions border on the impertinent but knowing my daughter she’d answer it so I’d better! Our relationship is better than it has been but things are not fullly rectified. Jennifer does still resent me for my past. I cope with it because I have to, Jennifer’s attitude is understandable and by being conciliatory I hope it will speed up the process of her coming around to the idea she’s half magical. Now that she’s a mum, I think as Edward grows she’ll understand better the dilemmas I faced and why I acted the way I did.
How did you feel when Derek found out what you are? Did you betray him?
I was horrified but not surprised. I’ve known since my defection there was a risk the Queen would try to pull the rug out from under my feet by telling Derek my past. It says far more about her than it does about me. I haven’t betrayed Derek. Nor will I ever do so. All I tried to do is protect him. You don’t expose anyone you love to the horrors of the magical world.
Did you misjudge Wes and Stan? They are fine members of society now.
No! They weren’t at the time of my involvement with them! They were rogues, fighters and scallywags. I am pleased they’ve improved. The Lady Isabel will be the making of Wes. I wish them well. Yes, me, the godmother with the granite balls (I’ve heard what the sprites say about me and there was worse than that!).
Could you go back to the Kingdom permanently? Would you stay on Earth if Derek died?
No. My place is on Earth now. The Kingdom is getting along fine without me and it can carry on doing so! As for when Derek dies, I should still be here for Jennifer and Edward to support them.
Would you consider giving Roherum an indepth interview given he is the equivalent to Jeremy Paxman?
No! I would rather watch paint dry. It’d be quicker for one thing.