Hello, first time poster by the way. I'm writing my first book right now. Written a few short stories earlier but always knew I was not ready for a full novel. Now I'm going for the novel. Problem is, I'm writing (yet another) high-fantasy story and I'm about 25% in the story now. But during a daring escape, one of my MC during a fight suffered a deadly blow. I feel I cannot lie to the reader just saying things like "And the huge animal they where fighting didn't really claw at him in a deadly burst, just poked him. Really hard. But he is ok now" or something like "He's back and legs were full of profound cuts but «MAGICKLY» he´s ok now" The problem gets even worst if I confide to you that I think the damn MC is rather boring, he would still have a lot of development to do along the rest of the story but right now, he is undeniably dull. He is part of a duo, he's not alone, and I have other character who I've been caring for as an MC, who can easily go on the rest of the story by himself. But the guy who's dying is a HUGE part of everything I had design before in my plot. Again, I did not want to kill him, the huge big dog did, and logic and honestly forbids me of saying he didn't. What should I do? Thanks in advance for any input by the way, if you're wondering why my english sounds "weird" its because I'm portuguese and never lived in any english talking country.