“Do you love me?” she asked. He hung his head, eyes down because it was too hard. She was so much more than she was, beyond anything she should have been, sublimely impossible and the only reality left. Wanting her always, and admitting it, was too much. Yet all that mattered was her. The entirety of existence, the whole universe, lay before him and it was her. Glancing up to look into her infinite azure eyes he said “Yes.” “Okay,” she said. All the fear and doubt shattered in an instant, as though it had never been. She took his hand and smiled at him, perfectly, and together they stepped into forever.