The excuse . . . and the truth
It’s clear in this ending that I did not fully remember everything that had gone before. Usually, this is an easy matter of skimming back to find if I mentioned something or not, or if I followed this thread or not, but with all the tangles and possible variations I left in this book, as well as the fact that a large part was written in 10 or 15-miinute intervals for a week or two at a time, finding the answer became an exercise in futility, which I clearly gave up on and just bulled through.
That, or I just can’t stop myself from changing things.