That's really funny! It's hard to imagine someone loving and living happily ever after with Lavernia. But I like the way your ending neatly ties everything together, along with Bernard. Or is it only the beginning? I think he went to Oregon and got a job, possibly as a postman. I have a feeling one day Francis and Eric will meet each other again, I don't know why.Wildcat said:OK, fair enough. So Lavernia, upon leaving Alaska due to the town shutting down, saw him hitchhiking on the side of the road and felt sorry for him. She picked him up along with Bernard. They hit it off on the drive back south, got married, had 3 kids and lived they happily ever after. Is that more plausible?