Q: You seem to have been hovering here in this
castle room for quite a while, right?
A: About 400 years, yeah.
Q: Does this have anything to do with the Weird
A: Can't say. It might, but it's probably secondary.
A: I mean Macbeth got this bee in his bonnet after
the Sisters reeled off that gobbledegook about swiping the throne. Before
that, he was an OK dude, but then he turned psycho.
Q: And just what is the relationship between you
and the Sisters?
A: None. I never saw 'em ---- Banquo was the
only guy who saw 'em -- er -- I mean him and Macbeth. But the way
they ranted really griped my ass. I mean it was like howling, a barnyard.
Q: So why did you.....
A: Follow Macbeth? I didn't, it was
Banquo's idea, with maybe some help from the Sisters.
Q: But everybody thinks you're an illusion,
like Macbeth was just imagining.....
A: Well, obviously I exist --
I mean Banquo didn't lug me around for nothin'. But the truth is, Banquo
was invisible during most of that scene, I mean he was there, but Macbeth
couldn't see him 'cause he didn't want to.
Q: You mean you were both there....
A: ....he didn't imagine
me. He got a look at those bloody locks, and he just blanked out. At that
point even a knife looked better. I mean, he always hated blood, and it
spooked hell out of him.
Q: So as far as Macbeth was concerned,
you were left floating....
A: Uh huh.
Q: And what's going on these
days? How come you're still hanging 'round?
A: Look, I'm just
tryin' to get back what that bastard owes me. He checked out four centuries
ago, but once in a while I catch a glimpse of his shade sneering at me
from a window.
Once I even caught him building a fire in the courtyard ---- he looked
up a few seconds and threw a branch at me. I guess he thought he could
set the place on fire. Fat chance!
Q: So just what is it you
A: A piece of the
life I had. My scabbard, for instance ---- you know how cold it gets in
this castle? It's like stealing a guy's bedclothes. I mean just 'cause
you make it to the top's no reason to swipe someone's blanket, is it?
Q: But do you really consider
yourself much of a threat? Like, what can you do that you haven't done
A: Well, what have
I done? Nada. Zilch. He keeps prowling around here day after day, making
these corny faces and taunting me. Just wait'll I get him in a corner.
All that armor won't mean a thing.....