In my second draft I have some gaps to fill, and Hannah is one of the problematic gaps.
She arrived in the last chapter of draft one as if she had always been around; she and my heroine know each other quite well, but looking back, nowhere in the first draft had there been any hint this young woman existed...
That was when I realised that she would actually fill a necessary role that was one of the gaps I had.
She has the confidante role. But she'll also be a means of passing information on where appropriate.
|Seeing the light?|
I know she's a year or two older than my heroine, and has had a little more experience of the world, so that will prove insightful later- there's a completely new scene in my mind (for much further on in the draft) where Hannah will be doing a little manipulation- for the best of reasons of course. :D
Unlike my other characters I don't yet have a bio for her. That's usually when I find out all those useful snippets of information lurking in the recesses of my mind.
Perhaps that will get through her protective shell.
Onward with the never-ending mystery of the supporting cast...