"The first time I saw the man, he appeared a very stern figure. He seemed to have a sense of experience about him from years on the battlefield. He spoke with a constant twinkle in his eye, as if to warn everyone around him he wasn't as old as he looked. When I asked him his name, he said "Aster. But most people just call me 'Asshole.'"
"She had a tired look about her, but only enough to let you know the trials of motherhood. Her eyes betrayed her youth and playfulness, and she spoke with excitement as soon as I told her my name. 'I remember you!' she grinned. 'That was a fun night, wasn't it?' I couldn't remember what she was talking about, but I nodded anyway. Her mood was infectious."
"Despite her small stature, I could feel the energy behind her smile. She gave me a toothy grin and held her arms wide. 'Welcome! I'm glad you could make it!' I'd only known her for a short time, but I felt completely relaxed around her."
"Having never met her, I was a bit nervous shaking her hand. She