Okay, so I have this character called Jason Espy. He's about 20-23-ish and based off Garrett Hedund (actor). When he's first introduced, it's not by name. The main character, Ben is in a sticky situation - as in a mall is crumbling and exploding beneath his very feet - and Jason convinces him to trust and follow him. Blah, blah, blah. A few pages on, Ben, Jason and Ben's daughter (Hailey-16 yrs old) are in the car, speeding away from the destruction and are talking about what just happened. Now, this chapter is in Ben's POV, and doesn't know Jason's name yet. Would he refer to Jason a 'the man did such and such...' or 'the boy did such and such...' ? So far, I've been calling him 'the boy' which Ben soon after corrects himself, 'the boy - no, young man - did such and such...' What d'you think? Boy or Man? Or perhaps I should just have Jason give his name during the sticky situation like, 'Who're you?' 'Jason. Come on we gotta get out of here..' All thoughts welcome.