I have this thing about making my characters suffer. I kill off their parents, make them lose significant others, or just plane make them have to experience something uncomfortable. I LOVE happy ending though. So most of my characters do get happy endings, or the potential for happy endings. In a story I scrapped long ago, I had a character (vampire) in love with this human girl who knew about him/was saved by him. NOT twilight like. They were all kids and she got hurt & lost on a camping trip. He found her while he was practicing hunting, and helped her back home. He had to show what he was though. And they kept in touch. Anyways~ In one part I have her engaged to someone else. And he has to suffer from that. Another part is when I have her fiance question his restraint to taste her blood by slicing the girls arm open and shoving it into that guy's face. Currently, I have my MC's parents dead, he died, he came back but now has a LOT of people that he protects, his gf "died" but lived and came back as a bitter ex with mental issues (saved by the enemy), and also falls in love with another guy who loves him, but has no memories at all and only a name tag that makes it seem like they might be related. . . (No incest don't worry, not even cousins). But DAMN I put my characters through hell and back! And I'm here just laughing and thinking of even crazier things to make them do or go through! Anyone else do this too? Or just me . . .