Hey guys. So my story centers around a 49 year old Vietnam veteran named Jack who's daughter Alexis has been killed in a car accident. The girl's mother, named Helen, left Jack and their daughter when she was a baby, and once Alexis is killed Helen starts visiting Jack at his work in the construction lot ("Helen starts to visit me at work.") So, the stake of the story can only be established from what the character cares most about, or his desires, right? So Jack cares most about his daughter (who's become a little estranged), but since his daughter has died does that dissolve the tension of the story? The way it seems to me is that the stake in the story is being a good father. Jack is torn between the two choices of honoring his daughter and his integrity as a father and shunning Helen (because Helen had abandoned both of them), and getting back together with her, since he still loves her and he's all alone in the world. The plot thickens. Jack's daughter had an abortion as a teenager and Jack blames Helen because she left her. So Jack is now alone without a daughter, and without a grandchild. So I'm thinking this could help cement the stake in the story, but if so, does the segment where the reader finds out about the abortion need to appear in the beginning or can it come at the very end? Do we have to establish stake, or can we follow the character through the plot, and at the very end be hit with the stake in a moment of awe and revelation?