Serves me right for deciding to give all of the characters a storyline in the third story. That's why I'm having problems getting them all to a point where they will end the story where it needs to end, in order to match up with the beginning of story four.
Jenna and Cally are off doing their own thing. Vila and Argus are off with the two mercenaries. I can bring Vila and Argus back; Argus will make sure of that. But J & C are moving towards a potentially more interesting series of events, and don't want to come back yet... Avon is stuck working with a group of amateurs who want to help him escape Servalan, but they are no rebels so they are taking alot longer than I was hoping they would.
Sheesh...I might need to write Jenna and Cally out of the opening scene in story four. But the scene is richer with them in that scene than without them.
The other option is to insert another story between three and four in order to fit Jenna and Cally's extended storyline and give Avon's amateurs a chance to figure things out (Avon's going to really hate spending another story under Servalan's control). Then I would have to figure out what to do with Argus and Vila in the meantime.