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Puer aeternus

The years erode the body the way the millenniums have dissolved the great monuments of past ages. Every available resource across the fields of science was utilized to stymie this decay. Their masters gave them the imperative to find a way to indefinitely preserve childhood, to preserve life.
 Finally, it was done, and they were able to synthesize the fountain of youth. Only the most wealthy were permitted to drink its waters. It was a chemical regiment that took the form of a pill named Aeternus by a marketing team.
 For a time, it could encase the body in its childhood form. Mark Hamlin had lived on the earth for just a tick over 29 years, but his body hadn't aged past 15. As a result of his highly privileged upbringing, Mark grew into a handsome lad. Much to the disappointment of his elders he was neither business savvy nor academically inclined. He did possess though a certain flamboyant flair and had used Aeternus to lock himself in the early stages of adolescence for well o…