Very nice!!!! You should go with this! Roll with it and make some other drawings about the adventure after Ellie finds out the truth! How old is she? Does she go back to try and find them? Does she try going to the military? Can she find the Fireflies? Are any of them even left after Joel killed so many of them? Very exciting to see a possible story come out of this! Like single-drawing comics!
Well, it IS true that there were others like her who they tried to extract a cure from, but failed to do. I think Ellie would be less depressed to know that she probably would have died for nothing in the end.
And I also didn't know there was going to be a sequel! XD Can't wait for it!
I think the DLC will feature them....just that the next game apparently won't. Which is sad, because I'd love to see Ellie and Joel on another full fledged adventure...but, I can also see where that would fall into the cliche' of "the continuing adventures of (insert favorite hero/heroine here)".
I have a feeling this is bound to happen if the two of them appear in a sequal game. You can see in her eyes at the end of the game that she doesn't fully believe what Joel is saying to her. But if they do that scene in a new game, this is what I picture she would react. It shows so much emotions from her side it kind of hurts just watching this. I'm mighty impressed.