There were many versions of this conversation before I came up with the final form. Most were intense, dramatic, and long. Ultimately, they weren’t true to Brad’s character or their relationship. Brad is a drama-diffuser, and it took me some time to realize that he’s also a root-of-the-issue, problem solver. He knows Yuki better than anyone else. Once I was able to “channel” his character, the drama solved itself remarkably quickly.