“You can do whatever you want, just don’t get caught!”
Are there things in your story’s world that if the character or other people did it wouldn’t matter so long as they don’t get caught doing it?
Like, your characters won’t get into trouble doing that certain thing unless some authority figure or something catches them in the act.
There are no repercussions until that character or person is caught doing it.
Depending on where the character is in the story or whatever the story is set in, many authorities will turn a blind eye to what is happening or won’t care at all unless something changes that.
In the underground nations on the planet Llyria, the citizens can do WHATEVER they want because they can’t be touched Sovereign and the Knighthood Federation. They are completely free to do any illegal or questionable activities. The only time the Knighthood Federation gets involved is to do a Total Cleansing or Purging. That means the KF (Knighthood Federation) are told by the Sovereign to wipe the nations clean for a totally different matter altogether. However, that was centuries upon centuries ago. Now, the Sovereign can care less about what the underground countries do.
The only time it would matter is if people of the underground nations came to the surface to cause calamity which will in turn lead to a Total Cleansing of the nation. If there is one bad apple out the bunch than the rest are equally bad.
So, in this manner, the citizens of EVERY SINGLE underground nation can do whatever they want…just don’t let the Knighthood Federation know even though they can care less about what they do.
The Sovereign doesn’t consider them important enough to draw much concern. Plus, citizens of underground nations are only allowed to visit the surface world twice every thirty years.
Anyway, do you have anything like that happening in your stories or story?
What has your character done that they haven’t gotten caught yet? Did your character get caught? If so, how did it happen?