Hi guys, I have a story idea where my male MC is an artist and can't afford the rent. The male landlord is a well-dressed type who offers him a sexual deal. I got stuck on how to get him out of the situation. I'm trying to avoid 'obvious' options like someone magically buys his painting, he finds he's owned money etc. I have this idea in my head that his parents don't agree with him becoming an artist so he doesn't want to live with them. He ends up calling his ex-girlfriend to stay with her for a few days. He's got an art showing that I've decided will grant him the money he needs. But I'm stuck as to why they broke up. Any suggestions? I'm thinking possibly he quit his prestigious job and then couldn't afford to support them. As he's staying with her I've set the scene for confrontation. It's more of a practice piece as I was playing with the idea of not doing cliques (my original attempt was a female protag, with a typical fat, balding, sleazy old landlord). Thanks!