He's been in my dreams (and day dreams! :) ). He's been a hero in my novels and even a secondary character. I'm always thinking of new ways to bring him back into the story or start a new one with him as the star. Now, I know why.
He's my muse.
He frequently comes in from the heat all grimy and in need of a shower, just having fought his way back into my good graces. He doesn't have a name. He has an amazing accent and a bit of a "I'll-kick-your-ass-if-you-touch-my-woman" attitude. There is nothing that he can't do and nothing that will stop him from getting what he wants.
And he cleans up nicely too.