In the beginning of my story my characters mother dies. Her death sets off the start of their training and journey to become rulers. I started it out slow for a few pages in the first chapter. As soon as I separated the four siblings, I threw one of them into a training room with their counterpart. Cara1 has no idea who this Caro2 is and why he is there with her. I immediately start by having him test her reflexes and instincts. Distracted for a few moments, Cara1 soon realizes her siblings are gone. Remembering what was said and what happened during the time they were all given pendants, she becomes fearful of Caro2. Since she is the first born to quadruplets, her protective instincts also kicks in instantly and she starts demanding the whereabouts of her siblings. Caro2 tries to explain what is going on, but she has no real reason to believe him. So instead he points out the changes in herself to show that some of what he's saying is true. While this is going on they get attacked. When they escape she has a panic attack and passes out in his arms. When she wakes up she finds herself in his cabin. They leave and she's trying to find a way to escape from him. She has no where to go and no way of finding her siblings so she decides to stay with him. They get attacked again, but this time Cara1 defeats the monsters herself. After expending all her energy on this, Caro2 takes her to his parents village. In Chapter 2 Cara1 meets Caro2's parents, where his mother assures her safety. She's naturally drawn to Caro2 and she can't figure out why. Cara1 see's Caro2 interact with his father while Caro2's mother leads her away to talk. There I have Caro2's mother explain and show a bit of what and who Cara1 really is. The village is about to get attacked, so Caro2's mother helps them flee from danger. After that Caro2 explains furthers. She freaks out and he's there. She starts to realize that he's not such a bad person and she starts to reciprocate his feelings. He starts training her again, figuring that they might as well since they keep getting attacked. This doesn't go on for very long, because by Chapter 3 they're attacked again. Notice the pattern? This is what I'm having problems with, I can throw any monsters, threat, or obstacles their way. But where is the real connection with my characters? They have very little down time and I don't know where I went wrong. Where do I start, so I can fix it.