(Original post AND THE LOVE TRIANGLE BEGINS …)
Sparks fly in this love triangle I got going on my work in progress novel but how?
The love triangle in my work in progress novel is just a subplot in this first novel actually and begins on the 12th chapter of my 2nd draft.
The two love interest Adrian and Cristen won’t actually realize they have feeling for Sirena until after they find out she is a werewolf. Based on how they are raised they don’t really have any interest in romancing and mating with a human girl and I don’t explore that until maybe my 3rd book in which case Eli will be the human that a new werewolf character named Amarantha falls in love with him.
But anyways there will be sparks between them all that they will ignore up until chapter 12. Not only because they think she is human but because they also have their own goals . This chapter 14 is where they finally establish she is defiantly a werewolf and boy do the emotions and sparks fly. All kinds of jealousy and animosity all over the place.
Sirena has just found out she is a werewolf from love interest Cristen and the rest of his pack. She is in this confusion scared state where she doesn’t believe any of what has just been told to her even though she already has been through a lot within the previous chapters. She literally has been almost killed twice. The first time by a religious wolf hunter and almost kidnapped by the wolf council.
But when she sees Adrian she softens a bit because Adrian saved her from getting mauled by a dog in previous chapters. But just a bit because he is in his werewolf form with red eyes and everything is just weird to Sirena. She doesn’t and can’t believe what is before her. But that sense of familiarity from him makes her draw closer to him as though she is a magnetic .
Cristen wants help from the earth diver to get off the mountain but in order to do that he has to help Sirena.
Adrian wants to become the alpha and so he thinks he can use his new found knowledge about Sirena to do that.
This love triangle between the three will consist of a lot of jealously , betrayals and secrets .
The main Character Sirena will be interested in both of them and she will have a reason to be interested in both of them. They will be her first ever love interest.
She is interested in Adrian because he seems to understand her in a way. They seem to get along and she likes Adrian because he never seems to be afraid to tell her the truth of things no matter how harshly he delivers it. And she respects him for that. And also he ends up saving her most of the time.
With her falling for Cristen he is reasonable, compassionate, and kind to her and seems to understand her differently because he can easily read her emotions and see through her insecurities because of his powers and abilities and he connects her with his emotions and calm her emerging werewolf rage. And she is able to do the same , calming him of his werewolf rage since his powers are not fully developed as well.
I don’t have Sirena really going back and forth over them like a drag out decision . Time is of the essence and she really has no time to play teenage love games with the two werewolf boys . Because she is about to become a werewolf herself dammit.
I only put in a little section within the novel where both Adrian and Cristen will give her an ultimatum to choose between them but she is like wait hold the phone . She is new to the whole boyfriend experience and feelings thing especially with them both being werewolves where they date differently. They don’t date . They mate and become pair bonds. (pair bonds is a real thing in the real world in wolf society. Check this article out about ( pair bonds)But in my novel they can’t officially mate until they get to the werewolf community anyway. Another reason why they are rushing her to make a choice is because they have never seen another werewolf girl besides Imani. And Imani is Adrian’s sister who is the future pair bond to Bastian. Cristan always also saw Imani as a sister so yeah . Sirena is basically the only werewolf girl right now they can choose from.
She basically tells them they are both crazy and she is not going to mate with them .
This particular scene in my first draft that will soon be in my 2nd draft doesn’t mean Sirena doesn’t choose one of them because she does . I don’t want to really tell you who but there is a kissing scene between Sirena and one of the two boys. And the other boy is greatly devasted by Sirena’s choice.
This choice that Sirena makes will bring a lot of conflict between both Adrian and Cristen even though they already hate each other over the whole alpha situation( I talk about that type of rivalry in a different post) Her decision doesn’t make anything better in the story even other characters hate her for what she decides. Let me just give you a little (spoiler) her decision comes to a tragic accumulation . She is never selfish about her decision and she doesn’t string them along but it’s just that the reveal of secrets and lies get in the way and makes her choice worse for everybody at the end .
This love triangle subplot is basically scattered mostly toward the middle and end of my novel. I can’t say that the three character actually fall in love perse . All three of these characters just have these new found feelings . They are all teenagers in this first novel . And they don’t know what their feelings are yet.
The only two characters I can say that know exactly what their feeling are with each other are Bastian and Imani but their true love will be tested in my later books and I don’t know where those particular love triangle storylines will go yet .
Did I need a love triangle in this first novel? No . I mean I could have done without one. I didn’t have one in my pre-draft screenplay version . But I just thought it would be fun to add more conflict to the story. I kind of like reading love triangles in other novels and thought I’d give it a try writing about one myself.
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