She had gone on with her life.
She had travelled, and lived. Gone to far off places, saw things she had never seen. Gone to places that neither one of them had ever been to. Shared her stories to people who she had never known and never would have known if she had never met her warrior princess. All the while keeping her in her heart.
She eventually settled down, and married. She borne children and helped her children birth their children. She passed down her stories and encouraged her children when they wanted to go off on new adventures. Knowing her spirit would be there for them if they got into trouble. Knowing her princess would protect them.
Just as she had always protected her.
When she closed her eyes for the last time, there was a bright light. At long last she saw the blue eyes and crooked smile she had missed so very very much. Now they would finally be together.