So, my fantasy story tells 2 stories at once - one in the past about my two love interests falling in love, and one in the present about how the MC screwed up. Eventually the story from the past will finish, leaving the story in the present to continue on to the resolution. The two storylines have alternating chapters right now. I'm stumped as to how to label the chapters? I was thinking maybe: Chapter 1 - Nov 1995 Chapter 2 - Feb 2045 Chapter 3 - Dec 1995 Chapter 4 - Mar 2045 You get the idea. Those are not the actual years, just an example. However, it being a fantasy world, would putting a year like that take the reader out of the story? I also don't want to put something like the year 1267 and then have some knowledgeable history person tell me, "They didn't have this in the 13th century!" I know, I know that readers will know it's in a fantasy world, but I'm worried they would inevitably expect certain things from a certain era if I gave them the years of the events. But how else am I meant to do it...? Using labels like "the past" and "the present"?