Someone reassure me that the hardest books to write are the ones that turn out the best.
All right then. Question. Two guys have tread where they're not supposed to be, desperate for food and shelter. They end up in a slave and drug depot. Gangsters arrive with slaves. Shootout ensues. Everyone dies but our two guys and one slave. After some debate they decide (still desperate because all their old friends are now enemies) to approach an enemy for two reasons: one, to find a home for the girl (these guys are good, not saccharine, but basically good. They can't live with themselves if they leave this girl behind.) Two, they still need shelter and help.
Does that motivate their going to an enemy for help enough? (Oh, of course it's all going to go wrong. But I don't want them to be stupid about it.)