Continuing my thoughts about character choice, up next is Peter.
I chose a character like Peter for deep personal reasons. I felt that if Victoria was to get caught in the middle of two great possible love choices, it would have to be a close game...very close!
Peter was drawn up to be a more regimented gentleman than Mateo. Peter is kind, compassionate, and full of laughs. His character is one with a strong sense of duty, responsibility and independence. This combination of traits strikes great interest in Victoria. In Peter, she sees a highly successful businessman. Victoria has been a person of strong independence and success herself, and finding Peter by chance has led Victoria to consider him as a wonderful human being worthy of her heart.
Growing up, I've often enjoyed the satisfaction of serving others the best I can. It is, to this day, part of my internal happiness. Like myself, I gave Peter an aura of humility and hard work. I've always respected the humble nobility and dedication of some Eastern cultures, like the Japanese. It is timelessly engrained in their society that the virtues of honor, respect and humility is the ongoing ingredient for perseverance through tragedy, and desire unto success.
I have modeled Peter by this sort of personality, infused with a great comedic tone. His type finds his way into Victoria's heart gradually. Why run into an uncertain relationship based on hasty blind passion, when one can take the time to grow a good friend; to find one day that love to take over you both.
I found Peter to be an important element of struggle for Victoria. Her actions and reactions with all the male characters in the story help her to learn a lot about herself, and specifically, even more about where she wants her heart to be, when considering the pros and cons between Mateo an Peter.
The ride is an exciting adventure deep into one woman's longing heart.
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