Yeah, I have to agree, it would have been nicer if Sarah had let Rachel take part in the end, and not squished her. Then again, I would add that it's understandable that Sarah would want to put all that behind her. And it's a good plot to bring that out.
I really liked the idea of an alternative Sarah and her daughter, but after a good build up, I thought the ending was a bit weak - I was left expecting more. But you caught Sarah perfectly - I could hear her in my head.
Author's Response: I\'m not entirely happy with the ending myself. Hopefully one day I\'ll be able to revisit this.