Heyy, oh gosh thanks so much for answering my question! I actually totally forgot I even asked you that LOL.
Well, fundamentally, I guess the core question is whether or not you want to include a story arc like that; it is your story after all. The exact nature or unfolding of that arc can always be edited if it clashes with the rest of the story, but before removing it I would consider why it is you want to write it in the first place. If you know that, the rest can kinda fall into place.
That’s so true, I didn’t think of that at all. Abbie Emmons says in her youtube videos that you should always ask WHY does it matter to the character, WHY should we care etc. I’m writing it because it’s part of this character’s journey to find true redemption: it challenges him, leads him to question the beliefs and allegiances he’s held for most of his life. Because it causes him to change for the better, he becomes more virtuous and noble.
Thank you so much for answering my question, its really helped me! XD