Okay, so I know I promised that the 3rd story would be up soon quite some years ago. In all honesty, I thought I had the next story all figured out. But life threw one hell of a curve ball after another and I lost my muse. I have, however, been working on the first two stories, trying to perfect what I should damn well leave alone in favor of writing something new. And I am trying. I've got a friend who is a fellow writing and is helping me work some kinks out.
But there is a problem.
When I was telling her how I ended the second story and began the third (with an almost reconciliation), she asked me a very important question: "Why in the hell would Ramirez bother trying to continue a relationship with Talon after he all but broke her?"
I didn't have a good answer. To be honest, I just wanted them to get back together because they are my main protagonists and aren't they supposed to overcome obstacles together and make up? Is that not how its supposed to be?
But is it? I like to think I have grown as a person and a writer since I first put pen to paper and wrote By Tooth and Claw, and I'm no longer such a romantic. It no longer seems like love should be enough to work with when one partner in a relationship almost destroys the other in a terrible attempt to "save them from their demons."
So with that being said, I would greatly appreciate you good readers input on how to proceed. Should I let a reconciliation happen, or should I have them no longer be romantically involved? This is where I have been stuck for months.
I will tell you that they will retain protagonist status, there is a situation I want to happen that will require them to work together, but should they remain a couple is the question.