While I'm trying to focus on the MC, it is the other characters he associates with is what I'm kinda having trouble with. I want the characters, MC mainly adventures with not be straw characters as if they're real people like who we deal with everyday. Even though the story is centered on the MC, I just don't want to give him the whole spotlight. The MC ends up with group involving a street smart teenager, two twin sisters with two opposite personalities, and this older man who ends up being his mentor. Sorta like Harry Potter fighting along with the ginger and smart girl in a sense I guess. The nature of events brought them together that end up revolving around the main goal of the story. There is some parts of the story, I question when they need to split so they can do their own thing or forced to stick with each other for their own safety against who is after them. How do you avoid straw characters in your story I guess, give them more wants and needs of their own, sub-plots?