I was about 100 hours into a Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced save. I left my Game Boy SP -in a case w/ all of my games- at a friends house. The next day I found out that said friend and my then girlfriend of two years had been fooling around behind my back. Obviously, at no point after this revelation did I call to say, "Hey, it's bummer what the two of you did/are doing, but could I at least get my Game Boy back?"
Years later, the former friend called me, full of apologies. In what I suppose many would consider a less-than-shocking turn of events, the girl in question had left him in similar dubious fashion. He asked if I would meet him for a drink, and mentioned that even if the proverbial bridge could not be mended, he had something of mine that he wanted to return.
We met at a bar. Only now, while I'm sitting here typing this, do I realize how pathetic this sounds, but I only agreed to meet him because I hoped my SP and Tactics cart would be returned.
He was still a stain of a human being. He returned a Zippo lighter, that he claimed I once referred to as having some sort of sentimental value. The lighter had never belonged to me... so much for sentimental value. I told him as much, and half-jokingly inquired about the SP, or at least tactics cart.
Turns out he sold SP and all the games on Craig's List, and used the cash to take my/his former lady friend out for dinner. To this day, I have no earthly idea why he felt the need to divulge anything beyond, "I sold it on Craig's List."
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