Trace: 20 years?! Is that all? Flora said it was short, but…
Trace: 20 years is hardly anything at all!
Eric: Well, it seems short to us.
Eric: Keidran tend to think we humans live unnaturally long.
Trace: But… there must be something I can do! Some kind of spell, or potion, or—
Eric: I’m afraid not, Trace. Many wizards have wasted their entire lives trying to find a way to work around their mortality. Magic can do many things, but even it has its limits. Some Keidran can make it to late-20’s, if they’re lucky, but…
Eric: I think you should enjoy the time you have with Flora.
Eric: There’s no point in worrying about something you can’t possibly change.
Trace: Don’t tell me what I can and can’t do.
Trace: (thoughts) I have the power to do what I want. Flora won’t die if I have anything to say about it.
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