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Monday, July 15, 2013

For the love of back-stories

Yesterday, I watched the movie “Sarah’s Choice”; it’s about a woman who finds out she is pregnant and considers having an abortion…and etc., etc.

In the movie, there is a character that has had an abortion. And it led me to think about how it seems like it would be hard for someone who has had an abortion [and regretted it] to see another woman with a child.

In one part of my story, my girl has a forced abortion.

…And there is another girl. Another girl, also trapped in the inn, also being forced to abort her child. She, unlike my confused, poisoned main girl, knows exactly what is going on, exactly what the innkeeper is about to do. And she doesn’t want it. With everything in her, at the expense of her own body, she fights…fights to keep the baby inside of her, to stop the innkeeper from killing it.

But the innkeeper always wins.

This girl, like my main girl, eventually gets out of the inn. Yesterday, after that movie, I had the thought that she should be pregnant when she is rescued. So this girl who has tried six times to save her unborn child…is now going to be able to have the seventh. And that…regardless of who the father is and how she is pregnant…will be healing for her.

But then…I thought of a way to make it even cooler.

I talked about guy eighteen a few days ago. The one who was abused as a child, became an H-guy to feel powerful and not be afraid anymore, and now goes around hurting others to try to numb the pain he still deals with.

Well. …Well.

You can probably see where this is going.

I can very easily make it that he is the father of this other girl’s baby. I can also easily make it so she knows he is the father, is the only one who could be the father.

And so…it is done.

How that will play out in the actual storyline, I don’t know. I do want to show that the girl is pregnant, but I don’t know of a way for her to tell my main girl/the readers who the father is --- short of having guy eighteen come into the story where she would see him, and I’m not thinking he does that.

…But I know, and that’s all that really matters at the moment.

…Love. =)

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