The pair of main characters in my wip have to meet and develop a deep relationship across the book, however I feel constricted by the time period I've set my story in. There is seems to be a concept that victorians were very strict with personal space and relationships build up slowly, however that's with upper class. The only lower class relationship I can point to is Oliver and the artful dodger but they are much younger, in London, both lads, and practising not the most legal of operations. One character is a lad who has been isolated in a built up area for years and the other is a similarly isolated girl who lives in a village in Wales. Both are about 17 and have suffered mental abuse from 'mothers' and they are both trying to discover their true selves while rescuing the parents of the girl. I just don't know how their interactions would be, I'm quite far through my draft but I'm going slow as each interaction doesn't feel right. This is one of these times I wish I could leap in a time machine and see what everything was like.