Today we are very excited to get some one-on-one time with the nicest girl every brought back from the dead – Nevaeh of ReMade. We got to meet her pretty well in Episode 3: “Home, Perilous Home” by Carrie Harris but it only made us want to learn more about her – so grab a cuppa and meet a character with us!
Well, I…I don’t know what to say, really. Back in my old life, I couldn’t go out much or be in school or anything, so I’ve always been pretty much a homebody. I watch a lot of TV, or I used to when we had access to television sets. I can give you an episode by episode recap of House if you want. I’m a sucker for medical dramas. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up, although…I guess that’s not possible now. I’ve had a little taste of nursing here, and it was pretty scary.
Yeah, what’s up with your situation? Any theories on where you are and why?
You’d be better off asking some of the other people here. They’re much smarter than me. But really, at the end of the day, I don’t care much about where or when we are and why. The fact is that we’re here, and we need to figure out how to go forward, not spend all our time looking backward. The past is in the past, and I for one would like it to stay that way.
Are you sure you’re better? You had cancer before you woke up here, right?
Yep! If I’m going to be honest, that kind of sucked. But now I feel fit as a fiddle. My mom used to use that phrase all the time, and I’m not quite sure what violins have to do with health, the more that I think about it. Anyway, yeah, I’m much better now! I can do all kinds of things that I couldn’t do back home. It’s like getting a second chance at life. I’m scared sometimes, but I wouldn’t go back if you paid me. I mean…that’s a horrible thing to say, isn’t it? Forget I said that. I’m sorry.
What do you think about the other people here?
Everybody’s really nice. Of course some people are a little worried, and we argue some, but that’s because of all the stress. People need a way to vent their emotions, and sometimes they don’t know how to do that. My social worker at the hospital talked to me a lot about that because of my mom. Having a sick kid was really stressful for her, and being here is really stressful for some of the other kids. I don’t take either of them personally.
You’ve got to have some favorites… Any best friends? Potential romances?
Who has time for romance right now? I sure don’t. I’m too busy trying to keep everyone fed and Cole’s dressing clean. That’s not so easy when you’re in the middle of the wilderness. Besides, I like everybody. Cole has been a real trooper. Holden is such a nice guy, and super smart too. Loki and Jing-wei are so talented and useful. Everyone brings something to the table, which is awesome.
What about frenemies or enemies? Have any of those?
If I don’t have time for romance, I sure don’t have time to get into arguments with people over stuff that ultimately doesn’t matter. We’ve got to pull together if we’re going to survive. I know sometimes people think I’m a pushover because I don’t like to argue, but I think we can’t afford to waste the time or energy on it. Hating each other is only going to make things harder.
What do you plan to do next? Do you think you’ll stay at camp for now?
There’s been a lot of talk about this at camp. Arguments too. I can’t decide which side I’m on. Holden really thinks we should leave, and I’m pretty sure Seyah agrees with him. Whatever they saw before we all met up spooked them good. I think maybe they were overreacting, which isn’t a criticism and is perfectly normal, but I’m not sure that staying here makes sense. I don’t want to waste our time sitting around and waiting to be rescued when there’s all that exploring to do! But please don’t repeat that. I don’t want to start a fight, so like I mentioned, I’m not taking sides.
I guess we’d better let you get back to it, then! Good luck!