And I will definitely say, GD, that I can certainly see the heroic sacrifice coming. It just depends on which way Kc decides to have the story fall. I do see either option as totally viable....I just like my way better
But as gunslinger touched on, no matter which way this shakes out: someone is going to be angry or upset about how it happens because it will be a been there done that thing. After all, since about 1200 B.C/the beginning of the written language....all the story lines have been told. They are all just rehashes of the same 7 basic story plots ever since then.