A HUNG discussion group was asked, “If you could ask Biscuit (Dalton) or Kat or both ONE QUESTION, what would it be?”
Then, Jen C, an admin from the group, came in with questions in hand to face the characters for the interview.
Thank you, Scott Hildreth, for letting her interview Dalton and Kat. They were fun, well except maybe Dalton, he was a bit intimidating. Thanks, Kat, for keeping him in check!
Jen C: “Do you think you will ever get back in touch with your mom and sister again?”
Dalton: “Right now, my life’s in perfect order. I can’t see myself looking to a family that disowned me and my needs as a kid for somethin’ I didn’t need from them for the last seventeen years, no. My focus right now is my own family, Kat and our soon-to-be born baby.”
Dalton nods his head once toward Kat and grins.
Jen C: “If you could change one thing about the other person what would it be and why????”
Kat raises her hand.
Jen C: “Go ahead, Kat.”
Kat: “Uhhm, no. I fell in love with Dalton because Dalton’s Dalton. For me to change
even one simple thing about him would change who he is. Does that make sense?”
Jen C: “Yes.”
Kat: “Okay, well, that’s my answer. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Jen turns toward Dalton.
Jen C: “And you?”
Jen C: “We’d like to have an answer from you, Dalton.”
Dalton stands halfway from chair and narrows his gaze.
Dalton: “I thought I just fuckin’ gave it. If you want to ask questions and argue with me when I answer the motherfucker’s, maybe you and I …”
Kat raises hand and clears throat.
Dalton shifts eyes toward Kat, pauses and reluctantly sits.
Jen C: “Kat, did you let your brother know that he is going to be an uncle?”
Kat: “My brother was my best friend growing up. I’ve called him and told him, but I haven’t spoken to him in person. He’s almost as excited as we are about the baby. We haven’t told him the sex yet, but when he gets here we will. We’re both kind of excited too, because he bought a Softail Harley, and he wants to go riding. My dad’s not real happy about it, but he’s sure a lot more understanding than he used to be.”
Dalton chuckles out loud.
Jen C: “As a father, what is one thing you plan to teach your child?”
Dalton: “I want to teach our child to be open-minded, understanding, and how to accept love. I ain’t never been one to accept love from anyone. I think it’s ‘cause I never felt I got it as a kid. So, it just makes sense that if Kat and I can give this baby all the love in the world, it’ll grow up accepting and giving love in return. The world’s got enough fuckheads in it. I ain’t lookin’ to raise another.”
Kat nods her head toward Dalton.
Kat: “What he said.”
Jen clears throat.
Jen C: “You’ve got nothing to add on your own?”
Dalton glares at Jen, stands from chair and crosses arms in front of chest.
Dalton slowly sits down.
Kat: “Nope. That’s all.”
Kat: “Well, I guess kind of what Dalton said. I just don’t want her to be
closed-minded. I want her to grow up giving all people a chance to come into
her life. I don’t want her to hate or be prejudiced toward people because of
who she believes they are. Once she learns who they really are, she can make a
decision based on fact, and not a preconceived belief.”
Dalton: “Thought we wasn’t gonna tell the sex, Kat?”
Kat: “Oh shit. Can you like, uhhm, scratch the part about the sex?”
Jen C: “Nods head.”
Dalton: “I ain’t bullshittin’ on this. Don’t print that shit, understand?”
Jen nods head.
Jen C: “Kat, why when you found out you were pregnant did you go back to the abuser, Kyle? Isn’t it a mother’s job to protect her child? Did you not want the best for your baby? Did you not think that Dalton would make a good father? Families are made up in many ways.”
Kat: “Legally, Kyle was the baby’s father. In my mind, the proper thing to do was to give him a chance to be the father of the child. Turn the tables. If you were a shitty person in the eyes of your friends, would it be fair for someone to take your chance to be a mother just because you were violent, or crappy acting? And for them to make that decision before the baby was born, and take that opportunity would be wrong. I gave Kyle a chance to be his child’s father. He fucked up. I did my part to include him, and now it really doesn’t matter, but I feel good about my decision.”
Jen C: “Biscuit, When Kat told you she was going back to the abuser, Kyle, why didn’t you fight for her? Why didn’t you try and protect her by not letting her go back? Did you not think that you could provide a good life for her and her baby? Did you not think you were more worthy then Kyle?”
Dalton: “Good question. Life’s about knowing how to provide respect. In the club, people make decisions all the time I may not agree with, but accepting them as my brothers means I respect them. And, if I respect them, I must respect their decisions. I don’t have to always agree with them, but I always need to respect them. No one person is always right. When Kat made that decision, I asked her if in her mind it was final. She said yes, and she told me it was the right thing to do. In her mind, it was proper for her to give him a chance. For me to argue with her, or fight, would have been to say I don’t think she’s got the ability to make a decision on her own. I sure as fuck didn’t agree with her, but I needed to respect her, and respect her decision.”
Jen C: “Being married and having a family has to be so opposite of being a 1%r. How are you going to manage the MC, your relationship with Kat and being a father??”
Dalton: “Bein’ a 1%er doesn’t make me any different than another father. Bein’ a 1%er isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle, a way of bein’, a way of livin’. I’m gonna always be an outlaw, but that don’t mean I’m a criminal. Right’s always right, and wrong’s always wrong. Baby or no baby, if some cocksucker does wrong, and I’m within arm’s reach or earshot, he’s gonna get hands put on him. That’s just life working out the kinks and wrinkles. Baby or no baby, I got a responsibility to my brothers and my family. Bein’ a 1%er allows me to fulfill that responsibility.”
Jen C: “Besides the obvious Kat, how does Biscuit complete you??”
Kat: “I can’t really put it into words. It’s a feeling, or maybe an understanding. Since he’s been in my life, I haven’t worried about anything. It isn’t just a physical presence, but I know nothing will ever happen to me. That feeling of safety, combined with the love that’s pretty apparent makes me feel so whole. It’s just really hard to explain. I guess it’s what love does.”
Kat shrugs shoulders.
Jen C: “For Biscuit and Kat, in five years from now where do you see yourself…as a family, a mother, a father, and the MC?”
Dalton: “In five years? Hopefully the room won’t be repainted by then. I’m thinkin’ I’m pretty good with the color I picked, and for once, I don’t want to change it. I’m gonna try and slow down on the drinkin a little, and not ride drunk. We talked about that, and I’m gonna give it an honest shake. As far as the club goes, it’ll be the same thing. Well, that and maybe I’ll be the Vee Pee.”
Kat: “In five years, all I want to see is two babies in the house. I don’t want anything else to change.”
Kat glances at Dalton
Dalton stands, walks to Kat, and bends down. After a moment of holding his mouth an inch from her lips and whispering something inaudibly, he kisses her on the lips lightly. As their lips part, he stares down at her, and kisses her full on the lips. As he stands, he turns toward Jen.
Dalton: “Add that to my list. Another baby.”
Jen C: “Dalton, why don’t you like oatmeal cookies?”
Dalton: “If that cocksucker’d taken an oatmeal cookie, I’d have shook his hand. Oatmeal is for breakfast. You don’t put that shit in a cookie.”
Jen C: Uhmmm. What’s the fascination with the Red Bull? It’s so bad for you. That’s a whole lotta Red Bull!
Dalton: “It ain’t a fuckin’ fascination, it’s a necessity. Maybe you ought to drink more of it, and you wouldn’t be so fuckin’ uptight.”
Jen C: I’d like to know what other hidden talents you have… hehe. Get your mind out of the gutter, not sexually, but like your
Dalton: “Took me some divin’ lessons. Toad had a judo class at the YMCA for about two years, and I took it. In two years I got my brown belt. I’ve done some rock climbing, and I can do the splits pretty good. Did yoga for a while, and I got
that down dog deal goin’ for me, but yoga got kinda weird when all the guys in
the tights started showin’ up. I guess my one skill that I don’t advertise what
maybe I ought to is this…”
Dalton sticks out his tongue, and with tongue extended fully from his mouth, flicks
the end of it up and down in a rapid motion. As he retracts his tongue into his
mouth, he grins.
Dalton: “Use your imagination.”
Jen C: “Kat, What is your brother’s name? Will we get to meet him?”
Kat: “My brother’s name is Kole. My parents spelled it with a K. He’s coming back to Kansas and we’re hoping he’s going to stay. He lost his job at the plant, so Dalton and I are hoping he’ll stay here. We’ll see.”
Jen C: “Dalton, Two final questions: Would you reverse your vasectomy without any thought, so you could have more children and last, would you ever walk away from the MC for Kat or your family?”
Dalton: “The MC is my family. For me to walk away from them would be no differently than my family basically walkin’ out on me as a kid. And the other question? Already answered that one in Kat’s ear.”
Kat turns to Jen and grins.
Kat: “And you can put that one in print.”