Alright, so I'm writing story right now, and I pretty much already decided on how things would work, but now that I joined this forum I figured that I'd double check. In my story, a character has to die, but in a certain way. The character, a female, is hiking down a mountain with a male companion. She has to die on this mountain, but she can't have any horrible injuries. And she can't die by starvation because it has to be once and done, not something that takes a long time. Falling off a cliff would leave her with her head cracked open and she'd be mangled. If she hits her hand on anything it'd probably crack open. I was thinking she could slip into a water source heading down the mountain, hit her head, pass out and drown, but that's just too far-fetched and plus the male companion would surely save her. If you want to know why she needs to remain in one piece, it's because she has to revive soon after, without the male companion becoming suspicious. She has to die, and the male companion can't be sure if she's dead or not, and by the time she revives he won't even think about the possibility that she had died. If she cracks her head open on a rock, and she wakes up as good as new even after such a serious injury right after, he will know soemthing supernatural had just happened. Minor wounds are okay though, like she could bleed from somewhere, as long as it isn't too obvious, and sustain various other injuries. It just can't be obvious that she received fatal injuries and still lived. So after a lot of consideration, I decided that the girl would have to get bitten by an animal that has a lethal poison. But as I looked around, I realized that there were no snakes or spiders in the United States, where this story takes place, that could effectively kill her. Some of the spiders only had a 10% chance of killing someone under a certain age, and the girl is above that age. Other bites from spiders just make you terribly sick. There were no snakes either that could effectively kill. Perhaps she could eat a poisonous plant, but for someone who lives right next to a mountain, I think she'd know what plants are which. And she wouldn't eat random mountain plants anyways, she's heading home for dinner. So I decided on a spider that is not native to the area, in fact it's from Australia. My friend told me that it isn't uncommon for people to smuggle in illegal animals. So the story is that the spider escaped and just happened to come over and bite the girl. It's a far stretch, and that's why I still feel so uncomfortable about the idea. The history of the spider is of course never revealed in the story. They simply say, "She was bit by a spider and died." But it still bugs me. So if you can come up with a better idea than an escaped, smuggled in spider happening to cross paths with said character, please, share. Another problem I have is if the setting (yes I know this isn't the board for settings, but I'm not developing a world or anything here) is okay or not. I'm not very specific about the time or location in which this story takes place, because it's not important. The location is an isolated town nestled in a small valley in a heavily forested mountain range. They don't get much contact from the rest of the world. I made this place up, but is it too far fetched or does it work out fine? Thanks in advance.