I'm currently writing a twisted crossover version of the fairytales 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'Snow White' with my own tweaks. The story is placed into a medieval setting. Also, Christianity is unknown to the people of this story, they have their own religion which is a kind of a mish-mash of Norse Paganism and a few other religions. The characters are: Robin aka Red, a cynical and skeptical young woman with blazing red hair, pale skin and gold-gray eyes. Her hobbies include hunting and picking flowers. Myrtle, a startlingly beautiful young lady, a born optimist and naive to a fault, but not stupid. Has really bad luck. Hrothvitnir, Vanagandr, Freki or Valdyr, an anthropomorphic wolf and nightmare-creature with many names. Selfish and sadistic, not able to see humans on the same level as himself, but in the same way we see dogs or hen - or the way we once saw dark skinned people (except we never ate them) - Valdyr is a nightmare from Robin's past. Whenever Vanagandr happens to stop thinking so much about himself, he can be fun and caring. Sadly this doesn't happen too often. In the beginning of the story I will introduce Myrtle, running again, escaping from some unnamed fear. We will get to know that this has happened before. Myrtle meets Freki, who, surprisingly, leads Myrtle to a little house in the middle of a forest but refuses to come there. Myrtle, however, goes to the house and finds out that a young woman lives there - Red. From there on the story will unravel, revealing the girl's pasts full of death and abuse. We will get to know that Red is unable to die, as a result of an encounter between her and Valdyr, where she killed Valdyr and Valdyr injured her deadly. More or less luckily a fragment of Valdyr's being was fused into Red's body, but because Red is no nightmare-creature, she cannot come back the way Valdyr can - so the nightmare-being fragment just keeps her body alive, makes it fix itself whenever injured, thus making her unable to die - or get old, either. She does age, but differently from other humans. Red wants to be able to die when her time comes, not to be forced to live forever. However, the only way to remove the fragment of Valdyr is to kill Valdyr, and nightmare-creatures are extremely hard to kill permanently. They always come back, they are new, but they never change. And the nightmare-creatures can only die if they change. Anyhow, all this is just a sub-plot. I need something that makes them go around the land, a mission of sorts. Something that makes the three of them get involved with each other, care for each other, however hard it might be. But I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions?