Hey Kitten, the only issue I saw was with Inara and her bonded human - it creates conflict with the whole premises of the story. The spectres die if their bonded human dies. I am open to making a loophole as I said earlier, but mostly only if a writer drops and another writer's character is left without anywhere to go. We could try and do a loophole for the purpose of the backstory where Inara finds a replacement bond essentially within moments her bonded human dies, but I would prefer if the human died of a natural cause or was suicidal, in other words beyond the spectre's protection. If the spectre was unable to protect the human that means they failed and results in death for the spectre. I just don't want the spectres to be invincible!
I think I should try and explain the bond a little better because there seems to be a little confusion which is understandable since it's kind of a weird concept.
Essentially, the spectre cannot live without the bond. No bond = dead. A bond is ingrained at birth. Spectres do not choose their bond. Spectres cannot go their whole childhood without having a bond until suddenly forming one at adulthood. That is not to say that the spectre must be a part of the human's life. The spectre can decide to basically live a separate life though most spectres are driven to be involved with their bonded humans lives, feeling the need to protect the human, thus protecting themselves. So, it is possible that the humans are unaware of their bonds, however spectres will always be drawn towards their bonded human.
Every human and every spectre must have a bond. I would rather you all have some input in the expectations of your desired bond. i.e. If you want a bond where the human is unaware and the spectre doesn't approach until recently or if you want a human and their spectre to be very familiar with each other. If you want a crazy spectre or a more stable spectre. If you'd have any preference to whether your spectre is male or female (even though as stated before, the bonded human and spectre are not expected to be romantic). If you'd rather your spectre feed on your human or other humans. And all this is vice versa for those with spectre characters of course.
So, for example...
For my spectre Kasper, I want him to have a close but tense relationship with his bonded human. I do not have a preference to whether the human is male or female. My spectre has a very strong and violent bloodlust, I would like if the human were disturbed by that. I would like the human to sway between having Kasper feed on themselves and feed on others.
For my human Nigiri. I want him to have an extremely close relationship with his spectre almost like an older protective brother type role. I would prefer the spectre to be a more mature and stable male. The spectre would usually feed on other humans.
I hope this helps some. If there are any questions, let me know! I know this can be a little confusing.