Ok this is something that's bugging me... My scene: Hero is looking for MC. MC works as volunteer at an asylum, goes back home by foot at night, is attacked by two creatures that are a mix of reptilians and canines created by a vampire from microscopic beings that live in his blood. Hero senses where MC is, appears and saves MC, then leaves. MC, naively, looks for the hero on the following day at the same place she was attacked, they meet because he expected her to come back, and he explains the situation to her. The scene from another work (not mine): MC is a student. He sees the heroine and enters a mad trance. The MC follows her to her apartment, then slashes her to bits. The day after, heroine reappears before MC. MC is scared because she revived and tries to flee from her, but is cornered in an alley, where he's attacked by two (I don't remember if they were two) dogs created by a vampire as his day scouts. Heroine saves MC, then explains the situation to him and befriends him. I'm pissed because of the similarities. I'm trying some alternatives, but to make the story work I need the hero to save the MC at this point, to form a bond between them. Should I scrap it, or is it ok to have the similarities?