Witch & Summoned
Urban FantasySeeking: Male or Female
She lived alone in her family home. She kept her head down. She did her job, tending to the seals forged on the edge of her property. It was unclear who made them in the first place. Her Nan said their family did, but Nan loved stories, not truth. And Nan, besides, was dead. Her lies no longer mattered. What mattered was that one of the seals broke and she had no idea how to fix it.
There was no procedure, no precedent. Just an old grimoire, locked away where she shouldn't reach, except she could. She was strong enough to get past the lock and, when people started to go missing, desperate enough to try. A summoning spell sat right on the first page she opened the book to. She chose to believe it was fate, said the incantation, spilled the blood of a virgin from her veins.
A large, alien figure appeared and she didn't even care. New emotions pressed behind her eyes. A foreign voice pushed in, uninvited, and said, "Hello."
Willow in the Wind
"An open door goes both ways."
This is about a deep connection and two strangers somehow finding common ground. They have an emotional connection, but can't read each other's minds or anything. I find that invasive and boring. To be clear, the familiar pushing their voice in, isn't what I consider telepathy. They can't read her thoughts and she can only hear what they push in. I guess it could be considered that, but I think the boundaries are firmer. Also, I'm not even married to that form of communication.
Fine with any gender for your main character. I'm cool with either role and if you decide to play the witch (or I dunno, warlock/wizard if you've got a thing about names' gender) we can change the little blurb of backstory I put up, of course. The familiar should be strange, but humanoid. They can be animalistic, sort of mechanical (technomancy) or simply mystical. Or something I haven't considered, obviously, as long as they fit the setting and don't squick me. Nothing too wild, because honestly, I expect some smut.
My preference is that the Summoned is bond in service to the Witch, as a Familiar or otherwise. Then it's a battle of wills to see who stays in control. Can she keep the Summoned reigned in long enough to save her town? (And maybe, the world, but most importantly her town!)