Yesterday I got into think-mode, you know, to fill some of those gaps in my current manuscript that I have been yammering about recently – the next gap to go down had a small issue in it because Va’el needed a minor win over Palace Officialdom and, although not hugely important, it does supply some fun – so I want it to work.
That meant I had to think of a good way through rules and regulations that ought to be unassailable.
It can’t be too clever. Va’el might be an obnoxious brat, but he is only ten, after all, so I needed something that was more luck, bluff and bluster.
I came up with my solution in the middle of the night – no, I’m not going to tell you what it is (you didn’t think I would, did you?) – plus a few details for other scenes as well.