I’m going to come out and just say that Sabrina was named after the titular teenage witch. Foolish I know, but my influences are nearly legion, and she was one of the first characters I created for the story back when I was 16 (so cut me a little slack!). But despite her being a figment of my imagination, I feel Sabrina is one of my realest characters in the novel. She’s kind, unassuming, and aware of and slightly afraid of her full power. As she grew up in an environment that forced her to use her magic for selfish purposes, she swore to herself when she ran away from Vagala that she’d only use her magic to help those in need rather than herself. She actually reminds me of an old friend from high school that I had. Except for her bisexuality, that’s purely more of my being a teenager when I wrote her.