Trying not to drag this part out but it’s stubborn. In part because the emotional build-up has to be there before things totally boil over. Eep.
It’s also stubborn because I’m trying to use this bit to tie up a few loose ends of where some minor characters are and what happened to some various bad guys. (And what’s going to happen, those poor schmucks.) Not to mention that one of the characters involved has to seriously consider what his best options are, given violent death plus a Demongate equals a bad idea.
But mainly it’s the whole confrontation aspect that’s slow and sticky. Because seriously, who of us really enjoys picturing themselves in that situation? As opposed to after the fight’s already started, and dishing out massive worlds of hurt.