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Three different endings for the finale. Spoilers.

Rated: M
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Carol, Daryl, Rick
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Domestic Abuse (Implied), Violence
Series: the dirt in which our roots may grow
Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Word count: 3349 Read: 1424
Published: April 06, 2016 Updated: April 09, 2016

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This story is part of a series of missing moments, and follows the true life (a blood-speckled constellation).


After watching the finale, I considered not writing anything about it for this series. I felt like I had nothing more to say about that mess. But in the spirit of finishing things, I decided to give it a go after my initial anger simmered down to disappointment.

Then I was faced with a bit of an issue: I started this series with the intention of writing canon compliant missing moments and extended scenes for every episode. Now, Carol's storyline this episode still makes me sick with anger and I don't want to write about it. I already wrote about Daryl and Carol's near-death experiences after being injured in the last part. And how is there a canon compliant way of writing about the ending of the episode, without ending it before Negan makes his 'choice'?

What I came up with is this: three different versions of the last few minutes of the episode, and then this series is over.

1. one: my final symphony by lilabut [Reviews - 12] Liked (1190 words)

Negan chooses Daryl.

2. two: many battles I have won by lilabut [Reviews - 5] Liked (1148 words)

Negan chooses someone else.

3. three: they carried me home by lilabut [Reviews - 14] Liked (1011 words)

Negan chooses Daryl. Carol is there to witness it.