So did they live happily ever after?
Emily and Victor went on to have a full and blessed life together. Both her father and his parents lived more than long enough to see their grandchildren: first young Victoria, and then (two years later) baby William.
On sunny summer days Emily would take the children for long walks and berry-picking excursions to the cemetery. On those days she would pack a picnic lunch, sit them down by the carefully-kept grave of their 'Mama Victoria', and tell them all about her old friend.
And later, when they were old enough to understand, she told them her own story and of how she and their father had learned for themselves that the power of love was much, much stronger than the power of death.
To this day, their descendants tell those same stories to their own children...