"Merle. Understand. Remember the sea..." She knows that they both believe the same thing, that if a life can be ruined in a single moment, a moment of betrayal, or violence, or ill luck, then why can a life not also be saved, be worth living, be made, by just a few pure moments of perfection? She shuts her eyes, and dreams of swimming with him. Immediately, the rest of the world drops away.