Well basically this is what happens: a boy gets captured towards the beginning of the book and throughout the rest of it, his parents think he is dead and learn to cope. But then during the climax in the middle of the story, the boy is revealed to be alive right before dying horribly in front of his parents. Now I have chosen two options to do. Option 1: the boy is revealed to be alive to the reader but not to the parents yet. So this means I have to write about his life being captured and what he goes through while captive all the way to his ultimate death. Option 2: the boy is not revealed to the parents or the reader and everyone thinks he is dead or left wondering until he is revealed but imidiately killed in front of everyone. I want to make a very horrible scene to make the antagonist even more hated so that's why I want him to be revealed alive and well then killed horribly. Also, I was thinking of killing the parents in that scene too because basically that part of the story is supposed to be where everything ends and in the next part a different problem occurs with the other MCs. Note that the boy and the parents are MCs but it shifts to two other MCs throughout the story and all characters meet in this scene (which is the only scene they meet) What are your thoughts on this?