|Triumphant smile vs. Humiliating Defeat|
|Assassin/Traitor? vs. Hero?|
Conflict rises with every relationship: lovers, business associates such as competitive actors, horse races, et cetera. Look around your life. Husband and wife: Do they invite weird uncle Harry to John Juniors Bar Mitzvah? Suzan turns a corner: bumps into a cop, cop arrests her for hindering an investigation. Skip a rope: trip and fall skinning your knee, causing an infection, causing amputation, et cetera. Brothers sharing a bicycle: Who's turn today?... after they beat the crap out of each other and destroy the bicycle in the tumult (that's an antiquated Romney word: conflict!)? I know this all reads rather simple, even silly, but 'little conflicts' find themselves within 'larger conflicts' whether you or your characters recognize them for what they are worth in your larger story,... or not. You may even determine that they are ascending conflicts leading you through your character's arc.
Keep writing, but remember... "Writing is re-writing."