Yes, she always means what she says, but this is a threat she can’t carry out. She will always have magic in her blood, which will make its presence felt. So she’d have to cope with that even if she didn’t bother with the rest. And she knows this. I will continue to do what I’ve always done – support Jennifer to the best of my ability (whether she likes it or not!).
The Queen keeps you dangling on her string by making it clear she would use magic against Derek if she needed to. Would it be fairer to your husband if you just went back to your old world and have done with it?
No. Why should he have his heart broken because of her selfishness? Derek does love me you know. I’ve made every effort to help the Kingdom and live my life on Earth peacefully. I’m literally trying to make the best of both worlds. It is the Queen who has the problem. Indeed she is the bloody problem!
You often complained about being sent out at all hours and times to pursue and destroy various foul fiends but do you think this had anything to do with your personality? You yourself have admitted you can be awkward. Was it unreasonable for the Queen to keep an awkward fairy godmother busy?
Are you trying to say everything was my fault? Yes, I am awkward but with the Queen I was questioning her behaviour when I honestly felt she could behave in a more honourable manner. I can quite see, thank you so much, why the Queen would want to get me out of her hair as often as possible but it would have been simpler for her to listen to my concerns about magical power abuses and to do what she could to right them and ensure there were no further such abuses. It wasn’t just down to my behaviour.
Are you saying you never did anything wrong? You complained about the Queen’s arrogance. Don’t you have some arrogance?!
You’ve got nerve, I’ll grant you that. I’ve made mistakes. I can be arrogant but aren’t we all capable of that? I can swear I’ve never deliberately meant to be arrogant or to err but again who does? I was right to question the magical power abuses. Someone had to speak out. The last thing the Kingdom needs is for the Queen to act as horribly as Gwendolyn did. Someone needs to rein Roxannadrell in and when I was in the realm I was the best person to do so.
If the Kingdom’s existence did depend on it, would you go back permanently? Would you resent doing so?
I’d want to check this situation had not been artificially set up. I’m afraid the Queen long forfeited any trust I had in her. Assuming the situation is genuine, I would go back but would want to take Derek, Jennifer and Edward with me, if they were happy to go. Hell, I’d take the toad Jennifer married to keep her happy. If the situation was genuine, there would be no resentment. If my family were not willing to come with me, which I’d understand, that would devastate me. I would still seek to put things right in the magical realm and come back to Earth at the earliest opportunity.
What hobbies do you enjoy on Earth? Did you get to enjoy any pastimes when on active service in the Kingdom?
I love gardening (watching and doing, though Derek is the real fanatic here. I also enjoy watching wildlife programmes. Occasionally I will go to the theatre usually to watch a Shakespeare play. I leave it to Jennifer to go to the theatre to see some stand up comic! And yes I do despair of her tastes at times. I love reading. I didn’t get much time in the Kingdom, the Queen made sure of that, but when I did get the odd bit of spare time, I gardened, I watched Kingdom wildlife programmes and I read. Some things never change.