Phoenix is the master strategist. He plots, plans and works out the details for takedowns. He’s generally quiet, spending most of his time in the shop, building bikes. The only Mephisto to find an Anabo, who was captured and murdered by Eryx, Phoenix lives with guilt and bitter regret, which makes him less than fun to be around. Most of the brothers avoid him, except Jax, who’s closest in age. None of them talk about Jane, always walking on eggshells to avoid reminding Phoenix. This pisses him off because he doesn’t need to be reminded to remember what happened. It’s all he thinks about, even after more than one hundred years since her death.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Losing the guilt.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Vlad the Impaler. He lost his wife and it drove him mad.

Which living person do you most admire?
The living person I most admire is no longer living.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My inability to kill Eryx.

What is your favorite journey?
Jane’s grave in Yorkshire.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

On what occasion do you lie?
When I say I’m not interested in another Anabo.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
No woman next to me.

Which living person do you most despise?
Are you shitting me? I mean, seriously, what kind of dumbass question is that?

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Next question.

When and where were you happiest?
I don’t remember ever feeling happiness.

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to bring her back and change history.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
I want M and my brothers to lay off trying to get me to forget. I’ll never forget. Ever.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
None of your damn business.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
A black orchid.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
A regular human who can go to Heaven after death. I would see Jane. I could make it right.

What is your most treasured possession?
I don’t treasure things. They never last.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Who are your favorite writers?
Edgar Allen Poe, Somerset Maugham, and Stephen King. I also like Dave Barry.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

What is it that you most dislike?
Silly twits.

What is your motto?
Whatever. I’m done.

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