Today's pitch is a bit of a throwaway idea. I don't really have any interest in this story in itself (at least not right now, but that could absolutely change). What I do find compelling is the idea of using healing magic for evil and pain magic for good. I like that dichotomy and would enjoy exploring it more.
TWO SIDES OF A COIN
Jared and Marc have everything in common. As children they both lost their mothers and were abused by the extended family who took them in. As teens they witnessed violence and murder first-hand. As adults they lived in poverty before magic gave them each a new start.
Now one can heal and one can cause pain.
The one who heals uses his power for bribery and coercion, while the one with the power of pain enlists in the army, hoping to use his gift to serve his country. But when a cold case is reopened and both men are called in for questioning, the truth of a decade-old murder could ruin them both.