A question about my story once again, but I'd also like to know how you got your protagonist away from home if this was necesarry in your stories. (Don't worry, I'm not going to steal. )
I'm a bit stuck with the following situation now. My main character has discovered her chlorine magic and the people around her know about it too by now. Elemental magic in general used to be taboo in her country, and most people view it as such still. No one knows anything useful about it.
Therefore she has to get away into another country where she can learn. That much is clear.
The question is: How do I get her there?
Should she choose to leave?
Or should she be forced to leave?
Or should some elemental magician travel through the city by coincidence? An option I've been playing with but it seems a bit too contrieved.
In my first draft I tried the first option, she chose to leave and went to the only elemental magician of whose existence she knew who's also the man she's blaming for her situation. I'm not really happy with this anymore though. It just doesn't make sense for her to believe that he'd help her or even want to accept any help from him.
Just running of into the blue isn't really helpful either though.
I'm not sure if I'm supposed to introduce more severe conflicts with the others either. It would make sense given what I've established about them but on the other hand I'd like my main character to stay loyal to the city. This is quite important.
What do you think would be the most sensible thing to do there? And what do you think about helpful people dropping by by coincidence?