How to make bit characters interesting who are loved and adored by your secondary character but who are going to get killed in about, oh, three chapters.
I mean, I know *he* likes them quite a lot, but, you know, *I* don’t want to get attached, because then they’ll try and figure out a way to live.
AND THEY MUST DIE.
THE PLOT DEMANDS IT.
I really gotta stick to this plot thing if I want this damn book done by October.