What happens when characters make the wrong choices? Or wrong decisions based in the moment? Do they regret those choices that they made? What is their consequences ?
Bad choices or any choices are important to character arcs and I think all the characters of the novel goes through these dilemmas to their character arcs to improve and flesh out who they are and how the reader perceives them. With character choices especially wrong choices bring extreme conflict throughout the novel.
Moreover, that is the key of a progressive novel of full fleshed out characters .
Wrong decisions +dilemmas=conflict
And of course for the novel conflict is good. The more conflict the better but with that brings consequences
And the consequences will have to be pretty steep.
UNTIL THE NEXT BLUE HOUR
Continuing on with rewriting the 15th chapter of my 2nd draft, I moved on to rewriting the 2nd scene within the chapter entitled Until the Next Blue Hour .
This scene continued from the last scene THE HOWL OF CONTEMPLATION with the villain, Xavier’s pov, but in this scene Adrian one of two of Sirena’s love interest takes over the pov and is faced with making a decision and choice but is it the wrong one ?
REACTION: To figure out a way to get him and Sirena out of North Sun
DILEMMA: He encounters Xavier on his way back to the den
CHOICE: He makes a deal with Xavier to get him and Sirena to freedom without being hunted down by the council .
SCENE SYNOPSIS: After dropping Sirena off , Adrian encounters Xavier and makes a deal with him about the future of Sirena and the pack.
SCENE WORD COUNT : 2929
In this scene Adrian leaves Sirena at the edge of the town because he cannot go any further but he decides that he wants to walk her home and puts on the divers mud . However , Sirena stops him from walking her home because she says she needs to find her friend Eli who she left in the mountains .
However, Adrian doesn’t listen to her and follows Sirena without her knowing . While following her he senses Xavier the council member and villain who is chasing Adrian’s pack .
Because he doesn’t want the council to find out who Sirena really is he heads back towards Xavier loosing Sirena’s scent.
And so he comes face to face with Xavier for the first time ever since the rest of the pack was slain by him.
Adrian realizes that Xavier is about to kill him and so uses his shielding abilities to stop Xavier from doing so. He uses his sword to blast an ice crystal shield formation towards Xavier, blasting xavier against a boulder. (this is the first time Adrian is using his sword in a real battle) .
Xavier himself is astonished by how bold Adrian is and so Asks him why he is he not afraid.
In reality Adrian is afraid but he selfishly thinks of the first thing to save himself and that is telling Xavier that he will give him the location of the rest of the Arctos pack if he lets not only him but Sirena go as well.
Xavier doesn’t give into this and automatically thinks Adrian’s joking and tells him he just rather do away with him instead .
Adrian then coolly tells Xavier that he has this journal that reveals the truth about who the real Kraldire(leader of the werewolves) is supposed to be.
But Adrian then tells him that he doesn’t have the book at the moment With this information Xavier becomes very angry and so attacks Adrian with this confusion ability that makes Adrian sees his worst fears of being swept up in a fire and suffocating.
He seems to be defeated but then remembers his training that he received from the den father and alpha of the pack and he
Manages to create a force field barrier and he raises his sword and fights Xavier managing to a blow against him .
Xavier is impressed with Adrian’s ability to fight him and gives him the opportunity to deliver the book on the next blue hour and if he doesn’t Xavier will kill him .
Overall Adrian makes a deal he cannot take back due to being cocky and over confident. If he fails at what Xavier wants it will cost him his life . This choice . This decision he automatically regrets and realizes he messed up .
Adrian at the end of this scene makes another small decision to go find Sirena and immediately take her and run away before he is supposed to deliver the book.
But Adrian will be disappointed as Sirena has other plans in the upcoming scenes .
This decision that the character Adrian chose to make will cause a domino effect throughout the rest of the novel and have consequences for not only himself but for the other characters.
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