Hey all, first post time! Ok so basically, i have been planning an epic fantasy series for about 4 years now complete with twists and shocks everywhere, however i have hit a snag in my writing. One of the focuses of my style of writing as an author is to bring out hard emotions in people, to feel the happiness, sadness, distress etc that my characters feel. However, i am really struggling in one particular chapter on how to make the situation most effective. The basics are: a mentally challenged character (big, fluffy, lovable etc) sacrifices himself to save the MC. However, i don't want an instant death, i want him to show (through action and speech) how scared he is. I also want to show how the other characters pity him and respond to him dying. Any suggestions on how to achieve this are very welcome!