It depends on the story
I don't think that I matter enough to people to be anything in their stories. In most cases I just blend into the background and people don't even realize that I'm there. I went to a party once and stood by the door. Everyone thought that I was some modern art coat rack and threw their garments on my head.
Yep, sometimes, but not all the time.
I don't read stories unless one of my quibblo friends send me one. but sometimes yea