OK. So here's the backstory. King J killed his aunt and uncle to become king, and blamed it on an assassin from the country they were at war with. Rosalie, my MC's mom, was on the verge of discovering this. King J arranged for her to be killed in a battle with the enemy (killed by his agent, made to look like she fell in battle). Kaelie, my MC, was raised ignorant of all of this. Didn't even know her mom was a warrior. Turns out, her father had been receiving mysterious threats for years- keep her away from the Wild Roses (the warrior unit her mom was in) or else. King J afraid that if Kaelie joins the Wild Roses, she will eventually follow the trail her mother was on and discover the assassination. (Rosalie kept her investigation secret from most of her fellow Roses, bc if she was wrong, it would seem treasonous, but if Kaelie joined them, she would inherit all her mother's old things, be more interested in everything her mother had been doing, and could eventually dig up the trail) Wild Roses come to Kaelie's town to recruit her. Kaelie receives a threat from a mysterious cloaked stranger- Stay away from the Wild Roses. Kaelie doesn't. Things escalate. More warnings ensue. Her father is killed in a mysterious explosion at the mill. With nothing left at home, Kaelie says "eff it" and travels with the Roses to their home base to join them. On the way, she is captured in the night when they stop to camp. SOOOO....at this point, how far do you think King J would go to keep her from the Roses? She's ambushed and knocked out to get her away from the campsite since she is travelling with 3 of these warrior-women. When she wakes up, tied to a tree, is she just threatened again? Or worse? I'm torn between another threat to scare her away (to include the hinting that she may be raped, since it IS set in a medieval-style world) But I can't help but think that if King J is really so desperate to keep her from learning his secret, by this point he'd just want to off her. He tried 'live and let live' if she just stayed away (his aunt was prego when he had her killed and it sickened him to the point where he couldn't bring himself to kill another child...but now Kaelie is 17 and no longer a child...) Kaelie will obviously be rescued by the warriors, but are her captors planning to kill her or just scare the crap out of her? And if it's "scare the crap out of her" then what should the threats be this time?