So this is how today's writing session went:
Character 1: "Okay, I'm taking Character 2 to the hospital."
Me: "No, no, you can't! I need at least another few days for the tension to build!"
Character 2: "I'm surprisingly okay with that."
Character 1: "He's having a very serious problem and is going to the hospital."
Me: "See, this is why I don't write contemporary. He *can't* go to the hospital yet. It'll screw the exposition all to hell, and you need time to figure out he's actually slipping between parallel worlds."
Character 2: *is still surprisingly okay with it*
Character 1: "So, if this was your friend--a friend who was BLEEDING OUT THEIR EYE--you'd make them wait for a few days to build tension and smooth the flow of exposition?"
All my friends now reading this: "Hey!"
Me: "Okay, okay, geez! No. I would take them to the hospital." *thinks* "No, I would."
Character 1: "Which is what I'm doing now."
Character 2: *is not okay with it anymore*
Character 1: "How many times do you have to have an editor delete the exclamation point after a question mark before you stop doing that?"
Me: "I could delete *you*, y'know."
Character 1: "You can try. Remember when you tried to un-kill Caidi? EIGHT TIMES?"
Me: "...I hate you."
Character 1: "Shut up and finish the scene."
Me: *grumbles while shutting up and finishing the scene*