Lilly sat at the table and looked at the vial of water that her father given her; he had filled it up and slipped it to her before her and Zero left. She remembered what he whispered her. “Ask Zero if he wants to before you give it to him. It is not called The Spring of Eternity for nothing.”
Zero walked into the room and saw her looking at the vial. “Lilly? Where did you get that?”
Lilly looked up at him her cheeks were burning. “Yeah, Dad wanted me to ask you if you wanted to.”
Zero looked at the water and back at her. “Wanted to what?”
“Dad gave Mom the water without her permission and he sometimes regrets doing it but also doesn’t because he saved Mom and it healed her of a problem she had for many years.” She looked at the blue water and pushed it slightly with her hoof.
“So you are asking me for my permission to use it?” Zero asked.
“Yes.” She swallowed. “Do you truly want to be with me… for an eternity?” She looked at him. “If you do not; you don’t have to drink it at all. I’ll understand. Paradox and I… We are Discord’s children; we will live for a long time maybe longer barring no accidents. We were given the spring water when we were babies, I was very ill as a filly… I just wanted to tell you what you have to put up with if you do drink that water…”
Zero grabbed the vial, opened it quickly and drank it down. He shook his head and licked his lips. “There is your answer Lilly.”
Lilly smiled at him as she got up from the chair and walked over to him. “I love you Zero.”
“Lilly, I love you… I’d spend a thousand eternities with you no matter what, you are stuck with me.” He got up and kissed her.