WHO: Trish Walker, Jadis, the White Queen, and Edmund Pevensie WHEN: BACKDATED to March 24th. WHERE: Radio! WHAT: Trish interviews the "beneficent" White Witch. WARNINGS: Threats of violence and lying.
TW: In the studio today, we have Jadis, the White Queen of Narnia. (pause) She has asked to defend herself to the people of Mount Weather against the accusations of turning our people to stone and of moving to wage a war against us. How would you explain it?
J: (sighs) I understand that the Pevensie children have been telling lies about my part in the war they waged. The Lion, the one who manipulated them into overthrowing my rule, is manipulating them still. Indeed he only wished to subjugate them before devouring them at his leisure. That is the truth.
TW: And what about the animals that were found frozen as statues? What about Marie D'ancanto?
J: I further understand that you believe I hurt young Marie. (Pauses.) On the contrary, however, it was Marie who threatened me. She promised to kill me with a mere touch, that all she had to do was hang on. And as she moved closer, I used my power to defend myself. Would you like me to fix her? To turn her back to flesh? She is almost a villainous girl. I have saved you from her. Know that I have your best interests at heart.
TW: That's not for you to decide. All of those who live here have free will, and we are free to make our choices. If we make the wrong choices, then we pay for them. We don't pay before we have done our deeds. How is this in our best interests?
J: (snort) Yes. Your best interests. I have the power to send you back to your world. The Wood Between the Worlds is ever open to me and I have mapped the pools which lead to your own worlds. Be happy. I can lead you home.
TW: How is it that you have done this? We have others here who are used to traveling between dimensions. Who have machines or powers that allow them to do so, and none of them have been able to map the pools, as you say. How would you do it?
J: How? (Laughs.) My dear, I shall only hope that you submit to the yoke of my leadership. Then I shall help you go home to continue your lives, even with these memories and lessons you are fated to forget.
TW: Even the Pevensies? They have experience with you and your rule, Your Majesty. We have books in which you feature as a major antagonist against them, simply for the crime of —
J: (Indignant) I shan't help the Pevensies. Not she abandoned by Aslan and not their own traitor. No.
EP: On that we agree. My family has no interest in your help.
J: Make him leave. No. I shan't be --
EP: I’m unarmed. I could do less harm to you than you ccould to me. The citizens of Mount Weather have an interest in justice. I have been authorized to present you with charges in the kidnapping and assault of Marie D'Ancanto and [names of Grounders] as well as the abuse of animals this world.
J: He lies.
TW: We have the statues of the Grounders, of Marie, and you yourself have admitted to using your powers on Miss D'Ancanto.
J: You've made a grave error, Mt. Weather. Siding with these supremely lying children. Grave indeed.
TW: That sounds like a threat.
J: ... fine. Let justice see and know what I mean and how I shall show myself beneficent to you.