Okay, let’s talk about Barley and Amaechi for a minute. Like the last act, I wanted to put in some extra stuff about those two, but I’m not going to do it this time. I justified it last time because Gilbert made an appearance, but like the reason I turned it into a side story… this just isn’t their story, as much as I like them. So I’m going to tell you what I had planned for the end of those two.

After years of wandering, Barley’s strength was fading. Knowing time was short, they returned to the tree where Barley buried his sister. As Barley lay down for his final rest, he tells Ama he didn’t regret a single day since he decided to follow him, even raising a kid together. A kid so very unlike his sister. When it was over, Ama returns the hat he gave Barley to his own head and walks off towards the mountains. He was never seen again.

And that’s it. Make of it what you will, but I know how I think of them.

They love each other god damn it. Happy pride!

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