Hi, my story is about a mother, who’s daughter disappears.
Her best friend has helped her to get by, and deal with this loss.
Then halfway through the story, the daughter returns, and she is acting strange.
The mother is in conflict, in the end, to choose between her daughter and her best friend.
Her best friend is afraid for her daughter and goes to the extreme, becoming the Antagonist.
MC thinks first like her best friend.
In the end, she thinks that her daughter is right.
I have trouble in how to explore the RS, due to the fact that the daughter is only half of the time in the story.
I think the RS is most interesting between mother and daughter.
But that would mean that the first S1 of the RS is explored, the OS/MC/IC throughlines will be in their S2/S3.
Or do you need to fill the Signpost gaps of the daughter RS with some other person RS? But then the RS also feels half-done. Not full, not empty.
The only example I could come up with, although not really my case, is in the Godfather? Where in Act 2 Kaye is still in love with Michael, hoping to return from his hiding, while Michael falls in love with an Italian girl in Sicilie. From an RS point of view Michael is not working on his RS with Kaye in that act, while Kaye keeps on hoping.