Hi out there, I am confronted with a dilemma and I thought I would ask the community: My two MC's are faced with a possibly extended separation period. Now, I think most readers out there would expect a really touching good-bye scene before starting in on what comes in the next chapters. Problem is, this scene-to-be would not expand the plot and further the story. I am divided on this, all that needed to have been said before has been said, and does the world really need another Scarlet o'Hara? Especially as this is a fantasy story and not (only) a love novel! But how many readers would expect one? Please expand on your opinion. My WIP is 'dark fantasy' (thanks to my Beta who has stuck it with this label *grin*). The attachment between my MC's is the driving force for fighting to save each other - and incidentally the world as they cannot get one without the other.