Emerson wrote, “It’s not death we fear but the dying.” My mother who is ill asked me, “Why is it so hard to die?” and my father who is very ill told my brother, ” I wish I could take some poison and die.” Dying is part of the life experience and not the fun part. How would your characters answer such a question, and if they wanted to die, how would they want to go?
My main character would say, ” Who cares? Typical of God to make it such a big deal,” and ” How would I want to die? Fast.”
The second lead, the love interest would say, “I don’t know, but it’s part of the reason I’m not a believer. How would I want to die? In the arms of a beautiful woman after being intimate.”
What would your characters answer?