So I did the legendary leap when we write down a completely random, but crucial, scene in a book. As many are going to disapprove that I am writing my novel as a series, PM me your complains. Please, I want this thread for something else. =D Okay, so I was writing the last scene in the first book. It starts with funny dialogs between the protagonist and a friend of his , who's his father but is suffering memory loss and is very disfigured due to an accident, the father doesn't know his son and vise-versa. Anyway, so these two character's walk into the scene laughing to discover that the protagonist's (Kael as some of you might know him) mother was murdered. She'd hanging by a giant harpoon-like weapon from a wall. Here's how I went describing the scene: I didn't spring out and tell the reader who the dead body belong to. I just described Kael's emotions, which are very confused and in shock. He refuses to believe it's his mother no matter how hard his companion tries to knock sense into him. Anyway, so the scene closes with this sentence: "His hands clenched into fests… his heart poured its pain up to his throat; that night Kael’s cry tore up the sky…" This ends the book as well but the reader will be aware of the killer's identity. So my question: Is it okay to end a story like that? A death scene? Should I extend to the next morning and then finish or should I extend farther? I feel like the reader will be left unfulfilled if this is the way it ends. Help? Thanks!