I'm writing my second novella featuring my Odd Couple partners-in-mischief/crime - a bouncy little kitsune and grumpy little water elemental - and I'm finding it endlessly amusing to follow them on their adventures and to develop their friendship. (And my writing group finds them entertaining as well.)
Anyone else here who likes writing books and stories featuring Odd Couples?
How do you avoid falling into stereotypes like "a pair of mismatched cops teaming up to solve a mystery for One Last Time" or the whole Sherlock-Watson dynamic?
Or do you prefer to just focus on one protagonist instead of a pair of them in a partnership?