Hello everyone, I'm currently working on a short story (I don't work on short stories often, so it's kind of shaky ground for me). Anyway, in this story I have two characters. For the plot to work they need to develop a deep friendship, but the story only spans a couple of days. As I usually try to write novels, I'm used to developing a relationship much more slowly. So my questions are: 1. Do you think it's believable for two characters to become close friends within two days. Or will this just seem kind of ridiculous to the readers. 2. IF you think it can be done, how can I portray this relationship. How can I realistically reflect how they become friends in such a short space of time. P.S. I should mention that these two characters go through a number of life-and-death situations together. I personally hope that going through a lot together could help to facilitate their rapid friendship. Anyway, I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks all.