Hello, I am new to this site and just wanted to see if anybody could help me get a better idea on how to progress my short story. The MC is a young boy, raised in an orphanage in the slums. The cities are patrolled by police, but there is a special unit for when things get particularly violent or out of control and these men are know as the 'reapers'. One day after being abused by the owner of the orphanage, the boy goes to his favorite hiding spot where he witnesses a reaper at work firsthand. On some sort of instinct the boy reveals himself and tells the reaper he wants the power to not be oppressed anymore. This is when the reaper tells the boy that he doesn't want to live this life and disappears into the shadows. My confusion is about how the next scene takes place. Should the boy pursue the reaper, or should he simply wait for a span of time before coming into contact with the same reaper again? Also, the boy could take up training on his own, to become some form of a sloppy reaper, and then be discovered again. Any help is welcome! What direction should I go?