I was not looking to answer the question of whether they could make it. But I wanted to leave the reader with a few things. The feeling is still there - of course it is - and they are different. Hanna is able, with great concentration, to be vulnerable. Marek is able to state plainly his intentions. They've grown up apart from one another, closer to the people they'll be. But it still remains that their differences are irreconcilable - that one of them would need to compromise - and so we have a pre-dawn standoff.