As someone who wholeheartedly believes in reincarnation (and believes in something like fate only somewhat hopefully) the endings in this are beautifully done. And I've got to say I love that you incorporated a choice - and a tough one - instead of having it all work towards one ending, yet still maintained this strong current of fate. Who says fate is just a straight path we walk on, instead of a branching river. Who says fate determines what we do, instead of what we do determining fate? Rivers change the landscapes around them after all. Anyways, I'm rambling. AMAZING job, this and your other work all have incredible thought and skill put into them.