A summer day starts with the desire for ice cream, is pushed into darkness by child abuse and unanswered questions, and ends with the acquired ice cream. As if nothing happened. Consequences to violence, and the waiting period of its path, allow me to formulate other plot points and characters that will also come into play. If I blew it too early with Harold immediately getting into a fight with Max, the terror will be less impactful. Every act of violence in my stories has a huge reach over everyone in the immediate area. Some stories require small acts of violence before the chaos ruptures, but not this one. The best way I can describe it is the movie Drive, with Ryan Gosling. Here is a slow, painfully beautiful scene before the explosive violence that startles everyone. This is the effect I strive to create with Harold the Wondrous. At least in this story he actually talks.