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I was pleased to see in the epilogue how we found out that Shadow won the bet with the car on the ice, how we solved the mystery of the missing children, and how he cleared up his date with destiny with getting his brains bashed out with the hammer - but there's one loose end I was really waiting for and was really disappointed that didn't get resolved. I think he should have gone back to Cairo Illinois at the end and lived happily ever after with Bast. I mean, he lost his wife for good, she liked him, he certainly COULD have liked her (he did literally give her his heart after all, and if that doesn't symbolize it, I don't know what would), and let's face it - the reader want to see him get his happy ending, he's kind of earned it, right? So that's just what I think - tell me if you agree with me on this.
 
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Plus as anyone who's seen Japanese animation knows, catgirls are hot Smile
 
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I think he got his happy ending cause he was happy. I am not so sure that a woman was what was missing in his life.
 
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It is a good point that Shadow EARNED a happy ending and that he and Bast had affection for each other- BUT, that would have probably ended his ability to expand into other stories. -(It was such a treat to find him in again in 'Fragile Things' but, he probably wouldn't have been able to form that all-important bond with Lucy if he'd been married to a hot cat girl!) Big Grin
 
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Besides...she seemed to be more in control than him in their "encounter" :P That'd feel awkward if that ending was chosen.


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He also had a thing for Sam as when he sees her with her girlfriend at the end hes jealous of the way she looks at her and he feels a "pang like a minor chord being played inside him"

Id have thought if he got with anyone it would be sam, but the fact they dont kinda makes it more...not satisfying but i think it was for the best in the long run.


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