I am currently writing a sci-fi/action/romance story. Read the original discussion here so you can see what I'm talking about: http://www.writingforums.org/threads/how-do-i-write-about-multi-day-events-such-as-going-to-school-every-day.131386/ If you have read the entire discussion, you know that the two main characters' names are Xavier and Vega. (Update: I removed Xavier's autism in a later version of the outline.) The story will be full of action once robots threaten to take over the world, so they are IN THE MIDDLE OF DANGER. I've always wanted to write about romance in a novel for a very long time, and I think it would be very interesting if they develop their bond when their lives are on the line, maybe as an outcome of one rescuing the other. I've had serious crushes on several girls before, but I've never been in a real relationship yet. Xavier and Vega will be in a romantic relationship. (I'm obsessed with Harry Potter and Twilight so I have a fairly good idea of how this works.) So I have two questions: 1) I know that kissing is often overused in novels, and I know I just have to follow MY OWN IDEAS since I'm the one who's writing it in the first place. However, I think it would be cool if instead of a full-on first kiss, they could almost kiss so that the tension builds up, and then something happens that spoils the moment. Feel free to give your opinions. 2) I'm not sure if I want Xavier and Vega to just live "happily ever after", or maybe slightly physically impaired as a result of the battle, or should I maybe let Vega be killed near the end to create a horrifying sense of despair for both Xavier and the reader?? (Mind you, they are in a romantic relationship, so I think it would be interesting if I could add a shocking twist for the story's climax by having her die, and then write about the intolerable amount of grief and agony that Xavier would go through.) Go ahead and provide feedback, whether positive or negative!