Would the heroine get her guy? Of course she would - that’s how fantasy works.
Would the bad guy get his due? I’m sure he does - there’s no sequel.
But I want to read it. I want to experience the closure. Feel the joy of the characters as their dreams are fulfilled.
I stared at the empty space that should have been the end of the novel for nearly an entire glass of wine.
Then I opened my laptop and wrote that final chapter myself.