One of my stories start off with my mc arriving to a place she's never been to, to find a relative who's supposed to live there. Next thing you know, with the chapter break, we're in the head of somebody else that meets her for the first time, someone that will have an important part in the story. and you don't really know yet how that search went, if she found that person or not. I planned on waiting until he gets to know her better (maybe chapter 5 or 6, my chapters aren't very long) for her to tell him all about the reasons for her to be there. And then we will have the explaination and can go ahead from there with the whole matter, but what I would like to know is would you read on for that long with an important question like that unanswered? Would it make you control the number of the pages to see if there is a chapter missing? or does it only add to the suspence in a positive way? I don't know how to write about all that (that has happened between chapter 1 and 2) without dragging on for too long about it and besides it would change the whole tone of the story into something a lot more melodramatic and that is not what I want. The search for this person is crucial to the story and it continues after this too, it's not over with yet. Is it ok to make such a big jump in time right after the first chapter and catch up on the character in her everyday life a couple of weeks from there and fill in the blanks?