He supposed it was the city lights that drove him to do it. Their glow blocked the light of the stars and made the night sky into a dark abyss. He had grown up with the stars gleaming like a thousand bright fires, setting the darkness alight with their beauty. Their sheer number and potential filled him with a pleasure he could not describe. But now when he stared up, he only felt a loneliness that was just as indescribable. It wasn’t until the moment before he jumped that he realized the stars hadn’t disappeared, they had just fallen from the sky. Every building in the city had become its own constellation and he smiled as he fell, enjoying the view even as the ground came up to meet him.

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