Over time, Arielle and Quentin develop a friendship and when Arielle discovers Lunk cheating on her, she turns to him.
Quentin is seen inconsolable and from that point forward, Ted is raised by Quentin and Eliot alone.
The memory of her peaches and plums triggers Quentin and Eliot to remember the lifetime they spent with Arielle and Ted around the mosaic.
The two fall in love and eventually have a son, , named after Quentin's father.
When Ted is approximately 5 years old, it is presumed that Arielle dies.