The corridors were slick and the water was rising with each turn of the passageways. Nar hurried Perseus along. The last turns found the Unicorns up to their breast in water. The force of the stream surged upward and Nar knew of no other way than to ride it out.
"Let it take you, Perseus." She said, "Fall into it and just let go."
"Nar, Lamech mentioned a child. What child?" Perseus sputtered as the torrent crested his shoulders. "Nar?"
"Our child, Perseus. Our child!"
With all her might, Nar shoved her mate into the stream. She followed immediately after.
The maelstrom tossed and turned the pair. Nar tried not to fight the power of the turbulence, but was beginning to wonder if it would ever end. As the last of the air in her lungs was expelled, she was hurled through the air and cast out onto the open ocean. She gulped a great breath and laughed with the joy of freedom. She called to Perseus, but he did not answer. She swam and frantically called for him. Finally exhausted, she raised her head to heaven and in angelic tongue, called the true name of the Father. A great light shone down from heaven and in it were two personages carrying something between them. Nar looked upon the Angels and wept hot tears as she beheld the lifeless form of her lover.
"Oh sweet lady, why weepest thou?" came the melodious voice of her friend.
"Uriel," she sobbed, "have I come so far and given so little that I must give my only love, as well. Or are you to take us both?"
"Nar," he soothed, "Perseus only sleeps. Ha-Shem is very pleased with you both. As a reward, He has decreed that you shall continue. However, you will not have to serve mankind. It is time for Man to accept his own destinies. Those who remain will have to learn to listen harder for the Father's voice. Never again will Ha-Shem destroy the earth by flood. Man will continue. Your job is over, it is time for you to rest and live out your lives."
"What of Lilith?" the unicorn asked. Sure in the knowledge that it would take a little more than what Nar had dished out, to eliminate such an evil.
"When the waters ebb, The Father has decreed that a sea shall remain, where nothing shall live or survive from it. A dead sea. Lilith will remain imprisoned there. For the waters shall be around her, below her and above her, until such time as HE chooses to judge her."
"But we are mortal now, we cannot live in the sea, we shall perish." She exclaimed.
"Yes." Said Uriel, as the pair laid Perseus, gently, on the water. The angels offered up a song of praise to heaven and Nar watched in fascination as the waters began to churn and the familiar form of the mate that she loved beyond life, began to change. All of his hair receded into his pores. His body stretched and elongated and his legs and hooves disappeared into his immenseness. Nar was awed and amazed as Perseus was transformed into one of the largest and most marvelous creatures of the sea. A whale. Nar smiled as she noticed that still adorning the front of his face was the spire that had set them apart from any other creature on the earth.
"You will continue, in your children. And in their children. Many legends will be told of you. But, man will remember you always, and refer to your kind as the Unicorn of the Sea. The name of ‘Nar' will be spoken forever, in reference to your race. Be well and be happy, friend."
With that, the angels withdrew their presence.
Nar had not realized the moment of her transformation, just the tender caress of Perseus' body against her own. She smiled to herself as the first flutters of life stirred within her. They had lived a long and adventurous life. Here, before them, was a new adventure. She was ready to meet whatever was in store for them, with joy. For, she had everything she could ever want or need, in the love that moved beside her and within. Perseus slapped the water with his great tail and they swam into the abyss together. Forever.