I'm nearly home free on my big rewrite of my 1983 novella but I've slammed up against another decision I have to make first. Here's the situation: For the second time in less than ten hours my female protagonist is going to voluntarily risk her life for the sake of someone or something other than herself. The first time she made the decision to die calmly and rationally, having weighed all the alternatives and possible outcomes. The male protagonist, who is her lover, doesn't like this decision but respects it and is resigned to it. She escapes. The second time, which is what I have to write now, she puts herself in harm's way precipitously and maybe foolishly, on the spur of the moment, because she's convinced that if she doesn't intervene a whole lot of people will be killed. This time the MP thinks her potential sacrifice is wasteful and unnecessary. Maybe he's right; maybe she is, but I'm setting it up so he can't physically restrain her. He's also unable to follow after her; he can only watch in horror as the antagonist notices her, shoots at her with his handgun, and she goes down. Thinking of the scene as starting at the moment the FP breaks cover, whose point of view would make for the most drama, do you think? Hers, as we follow her thought processes and see her negotiating the obstacles (mostly physical) between her and what she needs to do? Or his, as he dies a thousand deaths (cliche. Sorry. ) and is taken to the utmost pitch of horror as the fateful shot is fired? Or maybe I should write the same scene from both their points of view, with chronological overlap? But I'm trying to decrease my word count . . .