Over the years, many people tried to persuade Chris to give up. They used a variety of arguments – ones that cited what it did to his health (his demise the ultimate threat), to the impact it had on his relationships.
She regarded him scientifically. “Those cheek bones are something else. And your eyes look haunted… that vulnerability makes you sexy.”
She stroked his cheek, regretfully. “You’d be devastating if you were in peak health.”
As she got up to leave, he felt his stomach lurch. “Please stay.”
This time, maybe.