In my current WIP I have a scene about which I am not sure how the reader will perceive it. I will have this scene but could change the follow up of it according to the presumed reaction.
My MC is on a travel working as a handmaiden. The travel party gets abducted, with the mistress of my MC as the main target. The employer of the abductors shows no interest in anyone than the main target, so the MC is left to the bandits. Some of them make it very clear that after they reached their goal she will be the center of their amusement. What protects her now is only that they are in a hurry.
Not all of them agree, some even show disgust.
Nobody suspects the MC to be a magic user because these normally are high class, not handmaiden. She uses this to infect them with an accelerated disease that kills them within a day. This magic is not directed it kills everyone around with the exception of my MC and her current Mistress who is protected against magic for reasons out of the control of my MC.
So on a scale from justified self defense to cold blooded murder where would you think here reaction will be seen?
((And once again I notice I make some errors in every English sentence I write. But how to correct it is beyond me.))
Edit: Sorry to the moderators, I wanted to post in "writing questions", Seems I got the wrong button.