How do you resolve and address a conflict that escalated quickly and should you even address it?
I wrote a scene and on re-reading it, it didn't make sense and just distracted the readers from the actual plot.
The scene went as follows:
Person 1 talks to Person 2 explaining something. Person 2 plays with his gameboy. Person 1 takes the gameboy and then smashes it to the ground. Person 2 hits Person 1 in the face. Person 1 screams at Person 2 and tells him to take the situation seriously and then hits him in the abdomen, which brings him down.
After that, the two don't even mention anything about the incident and it makes things awkward between them, but the way the dialogues are written it seems this never happened. I have no idea how to address this and if such conflict should start and end as quickly as possible or let it drag on. The issue is I have no idea if I should rewrite the dialogues to show there's some awkwardness between the two and how to do this.
It seems better to just avoid such a scene and just be straight to the point as I feel it doesn't achieve anything. I don't even know what the point of this scene is.