...or anyone, for that matter. I'm pretty sure he's mute, but I have no idea why. He's one of three MCs (another boy and a girl) set in a "soft-fantasy" world. The other boy can pretty much just "understand" how the mute character is feeling, but I don't really have an explication for that other than the fact that they're basically like brothers, just not by blood. My trouble is I don't know if this is just...weird. Would the reader be annoyed by a lack of explanation, as I don't know why he's not talking he just isn't. I tried writing dialogue for him, but to me it just doesn't feel right. Should I try to think of a back story, or leave it up in the air? On a similar note, what exactly causes muteness? He's not deaf or anything, just silent. So...your thoughts?