It was time to call his father. “Dad,“ he shouted.
“Yeees?“ his father replied.
“Please come here, I got some good... not good, but great news.“
His father stormed in the lab. “What is it?“
“I did it!“
“Really? Did you double-check everything?“
Father smiled. “So how long did it last?“
“Almost a second,“ he replied proudly.
“Everything was just perfect, I created conditions just like you described in your work.“
Father kept on smiling. He hugged his son. “How does it feel to create something?“
“It feels awesome,“ the son replied.
They left the lab.
The conditions had to be perfect for the chemical reaction to take its place. Once the chemicals started to fuse together, the Big Bang occurred. The universe burst into existence. It took only a few hundred thousand years for the first galaxies to form. Eventually, just as he predicted, on some planets life started to appear. Some species died out almost immediately, others lasted longer than he could ever imagine. One species, in particular, was incredibly aggressive and started to spread throughout the whole universe. They had built empires and conquered all other species. In the end, they destroyed themselves. This happened long before the universe shrunken and eventually collapsed.
It lasted almost a second.