(from General Worldbuilding, added here for a greater chance of feedback)
hello good lovely people of notebook AI!
I am in desperate need of help writing a betrayal in my story. For context, a character (let's call them character A) who is close to the protagonist has an internal struggle between loyalty to the protagonist and their desert hometown, which is slowly dying due to lack of water.
The protagonist has the ability to conjure water/rain but does not yet have the power to do so, as he is kind of new to the whole "magic powers" thing. At the point of the betrayal, the protagonist has just been able to conjure up a thunderstorm after a while of practicing in character A's presence on their journey to return to the protagonist's home.
Character A sees that the protagonist is able to do so, and attempts to persuade him into coming back with them to their hometown to give the people water, however the protagonist declines, choosing to return home after a harrowing journey than retrace his steps and go back to the hometown, where the journey began. Character A then tries to persuade the protagonist by force, leading to a betrayal.
any tips on how I'd write this? I'm not very good at writing fight scenes or tortuous betrayals, so help would be very much appreciated. reply to this if you have any questions! love you guys <3