Hi, this is me. It’s not a story post, it only consists of my ramblings and explanations, so you won’t miss anything if you skip it. It also is full of SPOILERS if you aren’t caught up with my story up to generation 4.
Yesterday I asked you what you’d like to see featured in my story as an extra content for my birhtday. One of the suggestions I have been given were the alternative ending(s) for my heirs, which wouldn’t be unfortunate.
I have been thinking about it ever since and I’m here to inform you that these are impossible to do. Not just because this story mainly consists of unfortunate endings. The reasons are much more serious and here I am going to tell you about them.
If something like this came into play, I would have to rewrite the entire generation.
Let’s start with generation 1.
It’s impossible for Freddie not to commit a suicide; he’s simply a coward and if he had ever admitted to murdering Ethan, things with Maddie would have still gotten complicated and their relationship wouldn’t have been the same, which stil makes for an unfortunate ending. He would have probably ended up in jail and nothing would have been the same for this family. On the other hand, if Freddie had never murdered Ethan, who would have done it? Can you imagine the story going the other way with him not doing this? Can you imagine Dellie’s generation without all the sorrow? If Freddie had never died, would they have moved to Aurora Skies and would he have met Grace?
Now on to generation 2.
It’s impossible for Grace not to leave Dellie, because she would have been forced to give up her rules, which goes completely against her character. Grace without her rules is simply not Grace, but a different person. Rules are and will always be more important for her than everyone is, even Fidelio. She can’t put love above these, because in fact she can’t put anything above them. If you want me to mention Eddie, the case is the same here. There was no other way for him than to escape- he’s way too immature to face everything and be a man. In his heart he will always be a vulnerable teenager, because as soon as he found out that Freddie is not his father, something in him broke and he has never been the same ever since. Dellie couldn’t have married Rachel, because this goes against his moral compass- she was his brother’s and then when he left, he had no idea whether Eddie was still alive and because of that he couldn’t touch her. Plus he obviously wasn’t in love with her.
And finally- generation 3, which is the one I have been asked about the most.
It is impossible for Gemma not to let Anthony into her house, because why wouldn’t she do that? Wouldn’t you let your ex you haven’t spoken to for such a long time, even if only to find out what life has been like for him? She couldn’t have known his intentions. She couldn’t have beaten him up or maimed him, because she was obviously physically weaker than him- you can’t be really strong having spent your life on doing various inventions. She’s not an athlete for sure. Then there is this case with running through the front door. Can you guarantee that Anthony wouldn’t have stopped her? And can you really believe that our Gemma, so absent-minded most of the time, would be heardheaded enough to save herself? She was in a state of a great shock. You never know what a person would do when put in such a situation like hers. Then there was Seth’s death by a lightning. If he hadn’t died, do you really believe that their marriage would have gone on without any problems? How much time can you pretend that everything’s fine when really it’s not? How much time can you pretend that after marriage everything changed, that Anthony is no longer an inseperable part of Gemma’s heart and life? She could have never forgotten about him, because again, that would have been out of her character.
As you can see, the tragedy is very deep-rooted in this story. I have planned everything ahead and you were given a lot of signals that something’s going to happen. If I carved the tragedy out of this, there would be nothing left, because this story is based on this tragedy. You can’t take out the most basic part and try to make sense out of little snippets that are left. Nothing here happens without a reason.
That’s it. I’m done rambling. I hope it makes sense to you and you’ll understand why I can’t let this idea come to life.
But there is another case, which is Sam’s boarding school. I have thought about this and come up with an idea that would let me introduce his idea as something other than a bonus post.
It would be something like this. I would treat it as an introduction, which basically means it should have been posted before the prologue, so you should treat as though you’ve never read the other chapters that follow. In this case I will try to work on it as soon as I can for it to appear on my birthday. What do you think about it?
I’m still open to other suggestions. One of my readers suggested more about Seth and his childhood and life before meeting Gemma, so that is another option here.
That’s it for now. I hope you understand my reasons for tragic endings better now.