As painful as it may seem, we must put our main characters (MC) up that tree, and then find a way to help him down without killing him, or the tragic ending...to kill our MC.
Since coming out of the dark, I recoil at the idea of returning to it. However, that is life. So, today, a little spirits, a little opera, and I am ready to put my MC up that tree. He will have to run until his young lungs burn with fire to save a girl's life.
Question is this...will he make it in time? Will he be able to get down out of the tree and be a hero, or will he die inside all his life knowing he failed?
Oh...how I love writing.
Oh...btw...he is also running to save the life of the "monster." Such a paradox.