Uh...so I have a lot that I'm concerned about and I'm not quite sure how to express all of this, so I kind of word salad-ed here. I am very sorry, but I hope that you will read all of it. If you need any clarifications, I'll be glad to give them to the best of my ability -__- So I have this character who is introduced in a rather unorthodox manner: she is found by the MC and crew collapsed in a well. Her age is unknown, but she has been mentioned by other characters to look around 10 years old. As it turns out, this is misleading. Prior to events before the story, she was actually friends with the MC, but an disaster caused 'her time to stop'. It is the equivalent to being frozen under the ice- after being MIA for 4 years, she comes back looking like she's ten, and only in the events that follow does she start aging at a rather accelerated rate, so by the end of 1 years' time she could be viewed as a 14 year old (if you squint). The premise of the story is that when the character is found, the MC keeps on having brief flashes in his dreams about her as a child, because they were childhood friends. He doesn't remember her, she doesn't remember him or anything of her past life- in fact many other characters don't remember her either- because of that disaster. But when he starts having dreams about her, he keeps on remembering a childish, innocent, and carefree little girl (if any of you guys ever read The Little Prince, she's like the little prince). In the beginning, when the MC and the character meet, she still acts childish, because she doesn't remember anything. However, in the course of one year she sobers up a lot as she begins to experience the tumultuous times of being a teenager and regains pieces of her memory (not such great memories, either). Her personality does a 180 turn, and the MC has some problems processing this. The problem is that I'm also having problems with this. I don't know how to make this change progress naturally. Do you guys have any suggestions with this?