After finally reuniting, Ada and Inman "marry" each other that night and make love in an abandoned shack at the Old Cherokee settlement where Inman, Stobrod, and Ruby are hiding from the Home Guard. In the morning, Ruby and Ada head for home first, but they are intercepted by the Guard. When Inman and Stobrod catch up, they fire on the Guard, killing all of them except for Bosie. Inman goes after Bosie on horseback, and they wind up facing each other in a standoff. Bosie pulls out a concealed gun and fires at Inman. Inman also gets off a shot, killing Bosie. Unfortunately, Inman is mortally wounded and dies in Ada's arms. Flash forward to Easter Sunday, some nine years in the future. Stobrod is playing his fiddle while family and friends sit around a table set up in the front yard of Black Cove. Ruby has married Georgia, and they have two children. Ada sits with her daughter Grace (Kristen Nicole LaPrade), who was conceived on Ada and Inman's wedding night. In a voiceover, Ada says, "I looked once more down Sally's well, and this time there was nothin' to haunt me. Just clouds. Clouds and then...sun."