So, I went through two variants of the story and I thought to myself: heavy, but good. And then, some time later in the day, I got a random thought: "wait, what if I did THAT ONE different?". And I did. And holy shit, did I uncover the most satisfying ending in the story! I'd give this 10 stars if I could. Seems so simple at first, so... linear even, but when you explore all the options, you know it was totally worth it.