I'm in doubt about this new development in my manuscript, and I am curious what you guys have to say about it. Ever since I started on this story, it seemed that my main character (an ordinary teenage girl) would have no love interest. Not because she is anti-romance or because I was adement she wouldn't; it just never seemed to fit into the story so I never paid much thought to it. Recently though, the possibility of a bit of romance has come up and ever since it seems to fit perfectly - but not to deliver my MC her happily ever after. Quite the contrary - I am thinking of having my MC's new crush killed by my antagonist, possibly before my MC can even tell him about her feelings. I am wondering though, if this would be a bit too "well, that escalated quickly". At the start of the story, romance is quite the last thing my MC has on her mind, so her feelings for her new crush will only develop later in the story... Killing him off fits in quite well into the story, in my opinion, but I am slightly concerned if it isn't a bit too fast... Any ideas on the subject?