“Oh I had considered offering you a first-class ticket to join me in New Orleans, but I knew what your answer would be. So I opted for something I knew you would accept.”
He’s your first love. I intend to be your last. However long it takes.
“And I could let you, die, if that’s what you want. If you really believe your existence has no meaning. I’ve thought about it myself, once or twice over the centuries, truth be told. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: there’s a whole world out there waiting for you. Great cities, and art, and music. Genuine beauty. And you could have all of it. You could have a thousand more birthdays, all you have to do is ask.”