While I was writing my novel I had problems deciding the fate of on of my main characters. I had one of those holy crap moments where everything fell into place (in my head lol) and I loved it. I told someone and they said "I dunno...maybe write it since you were inspired but maybe from this point do the other thing too and see which you like better." Well I didn't so both, I went with the one I thought was best and loved the whole thing. Now that I am done and gave it to be proof read, the girl who read it said, "I love the story, accept what happens to Dave, it should have been this way..." and gave an example which was the other idea I had but didn't like as much. So now I am doubting my choice and confused. I read in a post that someone said- have someone read it and listen to what they say and do it... But I don't know now. I like the second outcome in a fairy tale sort of way but the story is dark and basically shows how someones life can fall apart by one wrong choice. Do I keep it how it is, hard and effed up but real. Or make it so people will go- yay! and be unrealistic (and not as long because 1/3 of plot will go poof) ?? This may not be the best example I guess but the movie The Mist, I was the only one who loved the ending. I loved that it was so dark and I was left saying "OMG THAT WAS F*CKED!" because even though it was a supernatural situation, the feelings and the actions were completely honest and real. But I can also see how people want the fairytale endings. I don't know what to do now.