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Possibilities for story of a traveller

Let’s do a thought experiment or scenario generation for how a story could go for a young traveler.

Preface: A young traveler is in city A and has decided that he wants to march towards city B. The options he has are

  • Go alone and figure out the way
  • Find someone who’s also going in similar direction to give him company
  • Find a guide who has gone through that road in past

1. Going Alone

If the traveller started going alone, he would learn how to take care of oneself. Be self-sufficient. There are multiple things that could happen here

  • 1.1 After some time realizes it would be better if he had a partner on this long journey.
    • 1.1.1 Stop moving, try to find a fellow traveller whom he is also moving in similar direction before continuing journey
    • 1.1.2 Meets someone who’s going on a different path, but for some chooses to go along with them for the rest of the journey
    • 1.1.3 Reduces the pace but continues walking so he can see if there’s any fellow traveller going in the same direction, and if they are okay with accompanying him (or rather he accompanying them).
      • If finds fellow traveller -> 2
      • If doesn’t find one -> 1.1
      • If feels he would rather just go alone -> 1.2
  • 1.2 Keeps going alone. -> 1

2. Travelling with a fellow traveller

There could be many things that could happen when traveling with fellow traveller

  • 2.1 One of the traveller changes their mind and want to move in a different direction than other
    • 2.1.1 Other traveller acknowledges, sacrifices one’s path for other -> 2
    • 2.1.2 Stops moving, keeps arguing which path is better -> 2.1
    • 2.1.3 Mutually decides both want to go in different directions due to whatever reason and goes their own ways -> 1
  • 2.2 Keeps moving towards direction/goal
    • 2.2.1 Reaches goal
    • 2.2.2 Obstacle
      • changes goal/destination -> 2
      • drifts apart due to situation/circumstances -> 1
      • instead of drifting apart, supports other person to overcome it -> 2.2
  • 2.3 Feels company is much more important than goal, starts focusing on each other and journey rather than destination while keeping in mind the direction they want to move towards -> 2

I’m pretty sure there are lot of subflows, subpaths that I haven’t covered here. Will probably add it someday, or maybe not.

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