Hey, The story I'm writing has a romance on the sideline of the main story, and the feelings between the two main characters will have significant impact on the outer plot later on. My problem is this... Whenever I try to delve into the feelings between the two, it just turns out so...emo. Both characters have an internal blocade that they must conquor, which I guess attributes to the whole emo wibe I get from it. But I can't make fundamental changes to the characters without losing them. In the most basic essence, they're both lonely souls with fear of intimacy. Every time I try to dig into the attraction/romance, this will surface, and it just becomes...emo. How do I get around this? If you have experience reading/writing romance, I'd love to hear.