A little while ago, I was working on Catgirl Roommate, and Sam was in the middle of bathing his semi-feline companion when her high-pitched hysterics scared the neighbours into calling the police.
Suspecting foul play, an officer named Jack entered the house to save the damsel in distress... realized what was happening... concluded that he wasn't content to be limited to just one scene... gave me his backstory... and decided to move in and not move out.
He was only supposed to be around for that one scene, but now it looks like I'm stuck with him for the rest of the book.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that he might have shot one of the other characters somewhere offscreen, hidden the body, and stolen his place in the book, because suddenly one of the other side characters has become superfluous and Jack has taken his role.
Though technically, since the other character never actually made it onto the screen, I suppose it's more like Jack aborted him from my mind?
...Well. That got a bit more grim and messy than I'd planned on when I started writing this blog post.
On a happier note, I'm rather happy with this new addition to the Catgirl cannon. His steady, easygoing and knowledgeable nature make Jack a great counterbalance to the inexperienced Sam's persnickety personality, and it looks like he'll be a good mentor figure to the floundering college boy.
The guys are playing off each other really well, and when a character just swans in and establishes himself without any real work on my part, it's usually a really good sign.
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