Okay so I'm starting a new novel. In the novel the two main female characters , Lia and Rem have been friends since childhood. They grew up in an orphanage together. Their childhoods are significant because one of the girl's parents was mysteriously assassinated , and the other girl's father is a demon while her mother was executed by the government for being a demon cultist. I'm wondering should I start the story with their childhoods or what. Several very significant events happen during this time and I want to show these scenes . However the other two characters , the two male characters have nothing to do with this and I am wondering if it would weaken the story to start out way before the male characters even enter the scene. Lia is the main character of the story and I want to focus on her (and the source of her anger , her parent's murders) and make sure she is established as a character. Also I would like the write the story in third person limited , from the point of view of Lia, but I am somewhat afraid that if I do this I won't be able to display the other characters very well. So any advice ? It would be much appreciated !