The sequel to the first book I've written, as I've intended from the beginning, involves the main character becoming so disenchanted with the internet trolls who have dissed him for being related to war criminals, and the curse that hunts them down that's on his head as a result of their douchebaggery, that he decides to hook up with an onryo single mother who's pretty much raising a cross between the kid from The Grudge
Of course, to understand why this might have happened, the main character is a half-Japanese, half-German man who's related to war criminals who's been hunting down the Nui-Gui (Chinese equivalent of the onryo) for quite some time, and he's getting tired of it, so when he meets this woman after returning her lost-in-the-supermarket (read, bookshop) daughter to her, they hit it off since they're both pretty dorky and have similar interests. Only dilemma is that, because the main character's trying to balance his university animation degree and babysitting this chick's undead kid (who by the way grows up over time with maturity, as per the rules of ghost children in this universe) - he doesn't exactly have time to care much about how 4chan has been down for a week out of fear the curse might come back and Kill 'em All
How do I make this not a Romantic Plot Tumor
, and is my concept of a jaded internet troll fighting a creepypasta deciding love is more important for a while not sucky in portraying realistically that a guy might not be too happy saving the lives of trolls who diss him and call themselves usernames like Thunderhitler if he could find more meaning in helping a Hot Mother
's undead kid thrive and become a well educated woman?
And yes, "Onryo single mother" is officially a plot premise. Help?