Ember-Raine Winters was kind enough to host Colton on her blog last month. Read the
Coffee with Characters Interview below.
Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself!
My name is Colton Cavanaugh.
Tell us who you are and what you do!
I’m the youngest of the Kingsbrier Quintuplets.
What do you do for a living?
I’m in the Navy.
How old are you?
Old enough to have figured my shit out.
Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?
Let’s see. There’s five of us kids. We were raised in my grandfather’s ranch, but my dad refused to take a penny of his father-in-law’s money. So it was oddly middle class, living in a big-ass house. People were sure we were snots, and we were, but only in terms of getting into stuff we shouldn’t. I had a problem with my fists. The Navy righted that when I got a sense of purpose. One of my brothers and my two sisters are married now. My eldest brother, Adam’s been lying to our family and lucky, me I’m the only one who knows the golden boy ain’t so golden after all.
Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?
In high school I had a mohawk. Now I prefer a skull trim. Oh, I have green eyes too. We all do so that’s actually not that distinguishable, huh?
Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?
Nope. A few gunshot wounds, though. One’s above my ear where a bullet grazed my scalp.
If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?
A reset button.
What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?
Spit it out. Say what you mean. Even if it’s mean. Least then you know who you’re dealing with.
What would I love the most about you?
Kids like me.
What would I hate the most about you?
What is your idea of a perfect day?
Sharpening the blades on the old tractor and getting the thing running so that I can mow a field all by my lonesome. Parties and family are great, but when your family is that big sometimes ya just gotta get way from them.
What’s the best part about being in love?
Haven’t figured that out yet. I can tell you the worst part; Her not feeling the same.
What is your greatest fear?
Not scared of anything, except my momma getting a death notification. But at that point, I won’t be all that worried, will I?
Hot weather or cold?
Dogs or cats?
Sheep? Oh, shit! That came out wrong. (laughs) We have sheep on the ranch that acts more like a dog. So maybe I shoulda just said dog to begin with?
Who was your first love?
My brother-in-law’s sister, Colette.
What’s your number one relationship deal breaker and why?
It’s me not you. No really. It is me. I’ve watched too many team members families fall apart while they’re deployed. I just don’t trust it’ll be different for me.
How do you take your eggs in the morning?
By the dozen.
Someone is secretly in love with you. Who is it and how do you feel about that?
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Not a quintuplet. More specifically, not an identical twin in a set of quintuplets. Like that sharing, sibling rivalry, and brothers being smarter than you shit could get any worse? Yeah, let’s throw in one of em looking just like you so that every adult can mistake you for him.
If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
Everything that I’d normally do.
What is the one food you can’t live without?
If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you?
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