I was writing my first draft without looking at Signposts or PSR much, because I had several candidate storyforms that varied on a few story points -- but of course the signposts and PSR varied a LOT between them.
Now I've become pretty certain about one specific storyform, and I'm finally looking at the signposts and PSR. It's crazy how accurate they seem now! My RS Signpost 2 is Learning (Gathering Information) and I immediately see two things that happen in Act 2 that affect the relationship and seem Learning-related:
- The MC and IC both undergo separate questioning / interrogation, which is a big deal because they both have to keep each others' secrets to protect each other.
- Later (but still Act 2), the IC is coerced by the badguys into becoming a spy for them, but she needs the MC's help with the spying (Gathering Info) because she lacks the necessary security clearance.
But what's actually happening in the relationship here? With the RS in Physics, is that sort of enough -- they are relating to each other through these problematic activities that they're undergoing together (interrogation, spying)?
Or do I need to go deeper into the Relationship in my encoding, like the relationship is learning about itself through these activities? That's probably true, but harder to visualize.
Note RS Concern is Obtaining -- recruiting him, dating her, losing each other.