You know, I suspect I know what you deemed an unacceptable outcome over in the Strike Witches discussion thread. Just a hunch.
It's a common trend, in reality and fiction, that in situations like the one Mio was in, that the only 'realistic' option is for her to come to terms with the fact she'd never fight again, she'd never be able to fly, and try to find something else that gives her life meaning.
I very much prefer settings where she's allowed to go 'fuck that noise', and promptly find a way to end up even better then she was before :)
Matrix Dragon, J. Random Nutter