After Jasmine finished rubbing Gamer's ears, she asked, "So, do you feel better about going in the water?"
Gamer involuntarily winced in fear at the mention of water as he replied, "A little. But I'm still scared." He buried his head in her chest again.
Jasmine smiled as she responded, "It'll take some time before you fully overcome it." She rubbed his quills some more.
Gamer replied between purrs, "How long?"
Jasmine answered, "Probably a few weeks." Seeing him wince at how long she thought it would take, she added, "But don't worry. You'll be just fine."
So every day for the next few weeks, they went to the pool. For the first few days, Gamer still had trouble floating. After about a week, however, he was finally able to float without panicking.
On this day, Jasmine said happily, "You did it. You finally managed to float. Now to get you to swim easier."
Over the next several days, she had Gamer do different swim strokes. At first, he was scared to do more than just the doggy paddle, but after a while he had gotten used to the different strokes.
On that day, when they were outside, Jasmine said in joy, "You're finally able to swim. Feel better now?"
Gamer smiled as he replied, "Yeah. I'm sorry for troubling you with my fear."
Jasmine just said gently, "Gamer, it wasn't any trouble."
Gamer started crying quietly as he replied, "But it took a while for you to get me to swim."
Jasmine just rubbed his quills again as she replied gently, "That's understandable. You were just afraid, that's all." They kissed for about a minute.
When they broke for air, Gamer said, "I love you Jasmine."
She replied, "I love you too, Gamer."
And from that day on, Gamer really had fun swimming.