So I've just begun a short story which revolves around a lazy teenaged boy who, eventually, realizes that he has to buck up and take responsibility for himself. I know where I want this story to go, I have supporting characters and plot, but there is one thing missing....my main character. So far, he only fills his place in the story quietly and without much fuss, but obviously I need more from him than that. He has no motivation. Which, in part, is my point. He has to be listless and lazy for this story, and he eventual Ah-Ha! Moment to exist, but I don't want him to be flat. I've created things he wants (a relationship and moving out after high school mostly) but that's all the dimension I can really give him right now without canceling out his Bum Element. I know this is a difficult question, but...any suggestions???? How do I make this kid seem REAL? Thanks!