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Nocturne in Eb arrangement, feedback

This is the first time that I have arranged a Chopin piece. Not only that, but it is the first Chopin piece I ever played, so I am very familiar with this piece. I know, I need a countermelody or something along those lines for the first violin. But there is a bit of a problem stopping me from doing this. That is just how close the second violin  gets in pitch to the flute. 

Typically, there is less than an octave of space between the second violin and the flute in any given beat. That doesn't allow for many countermelody notes if I want to keep things relatively consonant. And of course I want to keep things relatively  consonant because of the beautiful melody in the flute. I also don't want to have the countermelody have so many short notes that it becomes the main melody. The flute is playing the main melody and I don't want  to underwhelm that(I already get close to that with some of the forte dynamics). 

There are no slurs in what I have written, mainly because the phrasing of the bass line is super clear just from the notation and, I have no idea where a flutist would take a breath. I can only barely get the first and second octaves to sound right, still doing that C major octave scale exercise and the staccato exercise on my flute. And this is after more than a month of flute practice, so while I technically can play  melodies on the flute at this point, I am limited to legato melodies with short phrasing that aren't super elaborate. 

What do you think of my arrangement of Chopin's Nocturne in Eb? 

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5895090

How to set a quarter note and a half note onto the same note neck?

musescore version 3.3.4.24412 Rev. 7684abe (Mac OSX)

Hi friends and musicians,
at first my intension: I want to write 2 voices on the same four-four time line. Voice A has 4 beats of quarters, Voice B has at beat 1 a half note and then at beat 3 and 4 quarter notes. I know the way to set 2 note of the same note heads at the same neck with turning one head to left and the other to right. But how can I do it with a quarter head on left and a half head on the right side of the note neck?
I will be very happy if anybody could show me the way.
Many thanks in advance,
Toni S.