WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHARACTERS  MAKE THE WRONG CHOICES IN THE NOVEL?

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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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Do you have a  character  that immediately  regrets  his decision  after  he makes  them?  What are the consequences for  their  decisions?

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