Something I've been wondering about for a bit. Working on my final battle scene (in which people will die! duh.) Also reflecting back on earlier in my novel where a significant person in MC's life died suddenly. How long do you expect to see the character grieve? I gave MC a couple scenes to cry it out immediately after the event happened, plus some "pangs of sadness" when something reminded her of the dead person. I mean, I don't want to spend a lot of time with her crying over this person, but it's not something she would bounce back from right away either. I don't want her to look heartless. And as for the battle. What do you expect to see from the survivors of a large (medieval fantasy type) battle afterwards? How much grief/grieving would you put in the story?