You successfully bamboozle Nemo. You go on to build a great relationship based on lies and deception. Every year you have to convince him that he has just missed his birthday so he doesn't go into the cake room. Other than that, everything is idyllic-- on the long evenings he plays his pipe organ and you write poetry. Eventually, you collaborate on a musical version of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" but you quarrel over whether it should be called "Mystery!" or "Edwin!" or "Drood!" The musical is never completed.