What is the meaning of life? More importantly -- What is the meaning of eternal life?

Jane had an inkling that something was off that Thursday. Something didn't just quite feel -- right.

She went to the coffee shop as she always did for her latte in the morning. Today, however seemed peculiar.

She paid, as always, in quarters, and went to sit at a table.

A man stepped up to her and intoduced himself.
"My name is Safura", he said.
"I'm Jane. Nice to meet you".
"What would you say if I told you I could offer you eternal life?", he asked.
"Ummmm... well... that sounds kind of great.", she replied.

"It comes with a caveat, however."
"All right, I can understand that."

"You must never have hot water again."

Jane replied that she could be okay with that.
Safura laughed and laughed.
100 years later, Jane was begging to die because she hadn't had a latte in a hunderd years.
Also the cold showers kind of sucked.

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PhillipSand (joined about 12 years ago)

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Prompt (write a story including these elements)

hero Jane
villain Safura
goal Eternal Life
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