So I've hit a real snag in my story. I have the middle and end planned out smoothly it's just the beginning that's kicking my ass. And it all centers on the MC finding a way to convince the "retired" old mentor guy to take him as his student which kick starts everything. The mentor sealed away the evil 100 years ago, but has broken free. (something sealed evil overlords are prone to...). But the mentor has become a bitter, old, disillusioned man who just wants to stay out of the new crisis. So what can the MC do to leave his hermit-tude and become involved, and find his old heroism side again? I find this really difficult because in most stories the mentor actually WANTS to train the MC. So I'm really not sure what the MC can do here, since he's not a Chosen One or anything like that. Any suggestions?