Well there's a cheerier alternate ending idea where Nick (prodded by Judy) returns the protagonist's wallet which he pickpocketed from him several years ago (it doesn't have any cash because Nick doesn't remember how much was in it) and apologizes.
They trade a few barbs, with anon sarcastically musing how a former con artists is now with the police, god help us all, but this encounter makes him realize that while Nick has gone on and become a cop in the interim between him stealing and returning the wallet, the protagonist has just been where he's always been and has never actually left the city.
He decides to take his savings and explore this alien world.
He still won't eat bugs though.
As he leaves, he hears Try Everything play on a radio and hates how it's coming back in style because of the damn retro craze.I'm hesitant to include a scene where he briefly runs into an ex-gf because on one hand a guy's got needs and he's been in town for almost a decade. On the other, I can't decide what species she'd be or if I should even mention one.