One of the main characters in my wip (work-in-progress) is a black cat named Little Guy. He’s totally black. Not a speck of any other color on him.
Little Guy was found as a kitten, abandoned, in an alley.
The reason this is important to the story is that the heroine’s best friend is superstitious and decides that Little Guy is a familar. A witch’s cat. Or, in this case, a warlock’s because, as the story progresses, the friend decides that Little Guy deliberately chose to live with the heroine because she works for a warlock.
Did he? Is Tobias a warlock or simply a nice boss?
And is Little Guy a familiar? (Diabolical laughter here.)
Only the author knows and she’s not telling. Yet.