I have discovered an author's dilemma. When writing and coming to a stop leaving the character or characters hanging in a position of angst or trouble, makes for moments that you think or believe, "the characters are real" and need a way out, absolution, or solved. Boden and Maria both talk to me and want answers, then I hear Eli's voice, and it is all about the wait. The characters are real! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!