Sorry if this question is too explicit (I asked the same question on the NaNo forums and I think it was deleted) This was originally a short-story, but when I finished it, I really wanted to explore the relationship, and it is now becoming the first chapter of a novella, I think. The story goes like this: Barto and Victor are best friends with benefits. They have talked about being in a relationship, but they realize they aren’t in love, but agree to get together if they are both single at 50. Then they meet Danny, and both fall in love with him. Danny likes both of them. They agree that they can both date him for a while until he decides, but he ends up breaking up with both of them when he sees how it’s straining their relationship. Barto and Victor have a serious conversation. Both realize Danny is the only person either of them has ever felt they could love. The short-story ends with them going to Danny’s place and doing... something... all three of them (I'm guessing the word I originally used was what got it deleted) Now I want to explore the ups and downs of this relationship, but I’m unsure of what feels realistic. Anyone have any thoughts on the subject? What would cause it to fall apart? And what would it take to keep them together? I do have a basic plot in mind, but I feel so unsure writing this, which is unusual for me. Most of the time I just think "screw other people! I know what my characters would do!" but apparently not this time. Hoping some outsider's thoughts might help get the old brain cogs turning.