The credits rolled and that unmistakable 90s JRPG music crackled through the crappy speakers in his laptop. He had finally beaten it.
He felt an almost physical shift inside his chest, leaving him feeling somehow empty. He couldn’t articulate why, except that it was linked to him beating the game.
It was something he had been trying to do for fifteen years, a goal of his since he was little, a project he always intended to complete.
Now that it was done, it was as though a star was gone from the night sky. Things would never be the same.