For Example: In a previous short story, I found I had particular difficult describing a character without them being in a scene. With a page/word limit, I found It hard to develop a strong relationship between two characters when one of said characters was absent from a sizable part of the story. It felt like all I could do was have Character A talk about how he felt about Character B, and describe Character B, because there was very little time to have Character B develop their own character. I hate saying things like "She's so incredibly kind" or " I know he cares about you.", but when the character isn't in the scene, its hard to show that. As someone much newer to writing, I really struggle with this. In a short story specifically character development is difficult for me, and in this kind of situation, its especially so. Any help is much appreciated.