Told you I was the strange one. I've been battling with a couple of characters for a while. I knew where I wanted them to go (and I know a lot about their history, obviously) but there was an obstacle they (or I) couldn't get over. They just got over it. In a way that, a) I never imagined and, b) has left me in tears because I know what happens to one of these characters later on and it's not nice. They are sending me on such an emotional ride that I'm having to walk away from it, just for a moment, to compose myself. But at the same time, I cannot wait to put my readers through the same ride. *insert wicked laugh here* Do you have this kind of connection with your characters, too?