This sketchbook image started with the mindless line drawing of the female character, who seemed pleasant enough. When I realized that nothing was happening in the picture, the character on the right emerged as if from the darkest corners of my brain. Mind, he didn't emerge with enough clarity for me to actually draw his clawlike hand in a convincing manner, but in general you get the idea he is up to no good.
That's it. That's all I've got for this. So if it suggests a story to you, please share.