Inadvertently I have setup a situation where two characters in Bunny Trouble are going to get into a row and that was unintended. It is not obvious, I did consciously go down this path, but the undercurrents of their incompatibility stand out when one reads the story: tension.
Why did I do that?
I do not know. Perhaps something personal at home or work caused me to be more disputable than normal.
Now I have a choice. Either I can go for it, which causes me to rethink a rather large portion of the character interaction that itself has consequences and adds to my word count: I am approaching 120,000 already! Alternately I can backtrack and do a rewrite that I would rather avoid. There are many other places needing work, I do not want to add to that list, God forbid.
What I cannot do is the middle road, just pretending that these two are not going to get into it. There are already enough weird tension-filled things happening in my plot. The middle road is just lazy. Readers do not like lazy authors.
This is a situation where I could see a writer’s support group would be handy. I could present the problem without explaining a large amount of context.