I am currently organizing a story idea (something I have never done; trying this process for a change) for which the first scene throws the protagonist into crisis. However, there is a time gap between the crisis event where the protagonist gets banished from the life he knew and his timely return, at which point the story continues linearly. I have three potential options I could introduce the crisis: Option one would have the crisis introduced as a prologue, perhaps even in another character's perspective. This one is my favourite and it's this one I'd most like hear the opinion of the community. Option two would be to integrate the crisis into the story, revealing parts of what had unfolded a bit at a time; my least favourite. Option three - to visit the crisis as a 'flashback' chapter early on. The beginning of the story would be a little mysterious, and the readers would not fully understand his complete motives until the crisis explored. This idea is a close second. What do you guys think?