And Fakir falters, hesitating, uncertain of his power, unable to change the flow of a story written by one his senior in both years and experience. And while he stumbles, Tutu finds the last pieces of Mytho’s heart, and the Monster Raven is unsealed. But the last piece is the magic that creates Tutu, and so Tutu becomes Ahiru, neither beautiful nor powerful, but only just a duck. Rue, seeing that the Raven-spell is broken with the completion of her Prince’s heart, succumbs to despair, and allows her father to swallow her, to try and win Mytho’s freedom. But the Monster Raven laughs, for if he cannot have Mytho as a slave, then he will eat his pure heart. And Mytho, understanding now that it is Rue that he loves most, Rue who stood by him in his darkness, hesitates to fight, when a careless blow might hurt her, and Ahiru cries for them both. And Fakir, Fakir hears her, and his own courage is rekindled, and he writes the story of a tiny, brave duck, with a heart big enough to love them all. Hearing his voice, Ahiru dances to remind them all of hope, without the words to tell them, and Mytho sees her dance and understands.