The awkward moment when you go the independent route in F:NV because you think it's the best choice for the citizens of the wasteland, because they have the most freedom that way, and then you realize that you left them without any protection or rule of law, and you basically fucked them over.
“You can only win the game when you understand that it is a game. Let a man play chess, and tell him that every pawn is his friend. Let him think both bishops holy. Let him remember happy days in the shadows of his castles. Let him love his queen. Watch him lose them all.”—Mark Lawrence, “Prince of Thorns” (via bandofbrothels)