outcome of a story
I won't reveal everything, but I will tell you this much: the novel's denouement involves the death of one of its major characters.
The deal was announced after it was done. de + NOUncEMENT (ANNOUNCEMENT). SO you are making an annoucement of your company's FINAL OUTCOME report. DEAL + ANOUNCEMENT The DENOUEMENT -> DONE + MOUNT. You know when a cowboy film is DONE because the cowboy MOUNTS his horse and rides off into the sunset. Announcement at the starting of a program or play and denouement at the ending of a program or play