Today I realized that there was no reason for my antagonist to be at the top of the mountain. There is no reason that he might not at that particular moment happen to be a few yards down the hall interrogating someone in the dungeon; he does this on occasion. I can explain that this is where he was with a throwaway line and save myself a lot of headache. I just wish that I could have saved myself yesterday’s headache.
My question now is how many people are coming to investigate the noise down the hallway. Do you send one spy or two? How old are these spies? Because they are trying in my head to be young boys, probably no older than 13… maybe 14. Which is great, except that I need them to hold back a very much weakened adult (temporarily) and a small, very desperately fighting 16 year old. So… conceivable but probable?
I made no actual edits to the story today. Tomorrow is legal theft day!