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.
If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?
Sometimes I wish I could be tactful (before you ask fairy godmothers are not allowed to grant their own wishes – this is to prevent corruption and power hungry fairy godmothers!).
Do you regret killing those dragons, monsters and so on? Couldn’t some have been rehabilitated?
No! And definitely no! I’d remind you these creatures had killed many innocent people and the criticism I came in for in the Kingdom was not taking these beasts out earlier than I did! Rehabiliation! Don’t make me laugh (on second thoughts, well done, you didn’t!).
Hanastrew is now a great fighting fairy godmother and has taken over your old role. Do you regret that? Or the fact you left Hanastrew to go off with the human man you fancied?
No. You forget I trained Hanastrew to be the excellent fairy godmother she is and I wanted her to be able to take over my old role. Not only was I in love with Derek, and still am, Hanastrew needed to be a good fighting fairy. We all do given the nasty creatures in the magical realm. I’d have been neglecting my duty if I hadn’t trained her well. I dislike this line of questioning. I gave the Kingdom notice I was leaving and Hanastrew was ready to take over. I did not leave the Kingdom in the lurch. It would be unprofessional for one thing.
Just how close were you to the Witch? Did this affect your judgement? You were far kinder to her than you would have been for anyone else doing what she did.
The Witch and I were 3 years apart in age and met regularly as she carried out her duties in keeping fairies such as myself on our toes and I carried out mine, thwarting the likes of her! Our relationship was a professional rivalry and over time, as with other rivalries of this type, you develop respect for your opponent, get talking to them and so on. I was always aware of what she was capable of and if it was in her interests to kill me she would so my judgement wasn’t affected. There was a window of opportunity where we could have negotiated a settlement with the Witch which the Queen blew with her arrogant attitude. The Witch does have some genuine grievances against fairy royal treatment, hence my sympathy.