In the novel I'm working on, I'm rapidly discovering that one of my characters doesn't really have a point for most of the novel. She has an important part to play just not until nearing the end. I'm pretty stumped with what to do with her until then. She's not involved with the two main points of the story (first of which is a romance and the second which is the planning and eventual execution of a small uprising). I've hit a big wall with what to do with her as she needs to be good friends with my MC for her role to be executed. Does anyone have any suggestions how I could combat this?