Hello again. Another post about my urban fantasy.. lol My novel is based in future America, and creatures of myth have come out of hiding to try and live among humans. Many humans, however, just aren't having it. They believe the creatures are unnatural and dangerous and have locked them into cities to control them until the country as a whole can decide what to do with them. A little backstory: My MC's mother was accidentally killed by one. I haven't decided exactly how yet. She was either a doctor treating a creature and was accidentally killed (either by poison blood or the creature lashing out because it was afraid), or she was in one of the creature cities, bringing supplies and support to them when a fight broke out, and she was caught in the crossfire. Her death breaks something in her husband (a politician), making him 100% against the creatures, believing they should all be killed or jailed in tiny cells for the rest of their lives. He's become very bitter and angry, so he tries using his political status to make laws to control the creatures. My MC is effected by her mother's death differently than her father. It makes her realize that the creatures really are misunderstood, and it makes her want to help them even more. But because of her father's political stance against them, it's very hard for her to openly oppose her father without ruining his career. So my MC seeks out a creature and has his change her into one of them to show her father that they aren't all bad. But I don't know how to get there... I originally planned to have the creatures start a riot, in which my MC gets separated by her family, chased by a creature, and saved by my second POV character. But that seemed like a cop-out. So then I had her being injured in the riot and changed to save her life by the second POV char. But that seemed like even more of a cop-out. So then I decided that maybe she was given an assignment in her college course, asking her to write a paper on her stance on the creatures, which drives her to find the POV char and interview him many times, drawing them closer until he eventually changes her, per her request. But now that just seems silly.... Her mother has been dead for some time (maybe 10 years?) so using her death this late in the game wouldn't really work. I need an epiphany moment for my character that makes her realize that yes, now is the time to reach out to the creatures and show my father that he's wrong. But I can't figure out the best strategy. Maybe a new law being put into place? Maybe her father trying to put a new law into place? An important "creature leader" arrest? I just don't know. Any suggestions?