Hello! Well, I have a little problem with developing a story. For starters, let's call the characters A and the romantic figure B. This story should have romance as part of the plot; however, in the original concept A and B's relationship started to engulf too much of the general plot rather than it being a balanced element of the plot. Therefore, I decided to start once again from zero, since I don't want A's loosing sense of self either, nor to the general plot to diminish. I decided to erase completely B's character and change it for someone with less authority in the plot. Let's say,since B was a main villain, B2 got downgraded to henchman. Then I added C, a new character that would help A keep the story moving and well paced. C is a big part of the key to most of the plot. A and C have a really close relationship and spend more time than A and B2. Since A and C look at each other as siblings this works fine without the romance. My dilemma is, A and B2 might not have much chemistry in this universe. A gets to develop on it's own without the help of B2, so they don't share many experiences together. C ,however, is in love with someone else, in a legendary way that cannot compare to the bond it shares with A. C's crusade is only for the person it is fighting for who we will call X. While C and X will never end up together, I really doubt that C' would fall for someone else. Pretty much C's existence is only for X's sake, and I doubt it would work out with someone else. Then again, I am the writer and I can figure a way out....if I really wanted... The problem I think is that I really wanted a romance like C and X's, for A and B2. However, C and X's romance is one doom to failure which is why the plot can work out. When A and B tried it initially the plot and their characters got lost in their romance. I don't want to take the romance element away from A, but it would not work entirely with B2 and much less with C. I don't know what to do , I just want to cry hahaha. help.