I’m currently writing my the climax to my story and the issue goes something like this: I can’t figure out how to extend the fight given the way I have it set up (no magic users on my MC’s side, disposable guards take the first wave, only 2 allies with the MC who have importance, in a cave, villains are powerful).
The fight takes place around and in a small lake with a waterfall. The lake is in a large cave and has some buildings/homes around it. The MC lured the 2nd Villain there in hopes of drawing out the 1st Villain. Guards (who are on the MC’s side) surround the lake and wait to attack the villains. Villain 2 and MC have a scuffle before Villain 1 shows up, and the guards all start to attack. I don’t know how cool to make the fight since it’s just boring guards going up against the villains at the moment. The chapter has to end (I need about 1400 more words) with the villains isolating the MC because they’re threatened by a very specific object that they discover she has during the fight.
So far my only idea is to have the MC and her 2 allies pass the feared object back and forth as they each try to get a clean shot at Villain 1, but I need something to really distract or take down the Villains so that they can’t be too powerful while my three characters do this.
I should add that both Villains have some strong magic, and the only magic user on my MC’s side is on standby since they have to perform a particular spell once Villain 1 is taken down.
I’m sure I’ve left something out that will cause issues in suggestions, so feel free to ask anything or suggest anything!