Hey everyone, Alright so the scene that I'm trying to write is for a YA novel, some very light torture is involved (getting tied to a chair and smacked around. maybe some cutting of the legs to get information). I'm also considering skipping this part all together and just showing the aftermath, depends how it goes when I write it and if its too dark. Either way, MC gets grabbed by some thugs and taken to a warehouse where she's tied to a chair. Because she was caught sneaking around somewhere she shouldn't have been and the thugs have no qualms about beating up a 16yr old girl, she gets smacked around a bit. I'm also considering having them slice the tops of her thighs with a knife to try and get her to tell them who sent her/who she is/etc etc. Her boyfriend finds her and manages to get her out of the warehouse when the thugs leave her on her own, not expecting her to be able to escape, and he takes her to the hospital. My question here is how deep can the cuts go (needing stitches/staples/whatever) without damaging the muscle and how difficult would it be to walk with stitches in her thighs (i.e. noticeable limb/not allowed to walk/don't put weight on that leg). Any help with this would be appreciated.