A true video game story

There’s a quest in Oblivion where this crazy dude named Gralthir asks you to investigate these people he thinks are conspiring against him. Eventually, you come to the conclusion that he’s just batshit and paranoid and can opt to fight him. 

My wife has been re-playing the game lately for no particular reason and did the quest. Instead of fighting him herself, though, she lured him to a guard, who killed the shit out of him.

She went and talked to the guard seconds later, while Gralthir’s body was still warm on the ground and got a dialogue option to ask about Gralthir. 

His response?

“He turned up dead. I guess someone finally got tired of his crazy behavior.”

The BUT IT TOTALLY WASN’T ME is implied.