Hi Thank you for taking the time to view my post! I am writing a post apocalyptic story and in it, my band of characters find themselves in a safe haven for a fairly long period of time. I don't want to just skip this time by wrapping it up in one sentence before moving onto the next disruptive part of their lives. How can I show this period of time without it being boring? Can I invent some mini side stories i.e. love stories between some of the members of the group?