The tone of the ending itself doesn't matter, it could be the happiest ending ever written, but the knowledge that this universe has no more stories left to tell, that you don't get to follow these characters that you have fallen in love with any more. Is there a word for that specific feeling?


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What you are feeling is nostalgia.


nostalgia: pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again

This applies even though you haven't quite finished the story. You are anticipating the end, which is imminent, and you at looking back at the story and the characters you fell in love with knowing that you will not be able to experience them the same way again.


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