Okay. Looking at the elements chart over a coffee this morning, I think I have a better idea of things now.
I’d put Miles in Experience / Skill and the OS in Threat / Security.
That puts new Miles in Desire with a drive of Ending. He doesn’t want his “old life” to end. That feels strong.
I think we kind of covered the issues, but what I think is really strong here are the Expectation and Determination elements.
Miles has all the expectations of what his life should have been, he’s falling short of expectations at work. He moves to realizing that it’s not about all of that, he can just be happy on his own terms and be there for his wife. He determines his own happiness.
OS Solution of Determination feels strong too. They can’t determine who the father is. They’re stuck together. They have to come together for the family. (Two Dads and one Mom? How _progress_ive. )
Then you have a relationship problem of trust (trusting each other to keep up their end of the deal, betrayals of trust)
I admit, I’m finding it harder and harder to remember examples, but that feels like a nice arrangement.
What do you guys think?
ETA: If you’re away from your computer, this storyform is the same as Spider-verse.