The oldest brother, asked for a wand more powerful than any in existence! Then the second brother, decided that he wanted to humiliate Death still further, and asked for the power to recall others from Death. The youngest brother did not trust Death. So he asked for something that would enable him to go forth from that place without being followed by Death. And death, most unwillingly, handed over his own Cloak of Invisibility.
&... in doing so, chose the ending to our story... sharing a smile in the morning, with blind horror underneath that the moment was gone, forever, ... she glanced over with an appreciative, futile smile, and a long sigh of her own.