at least it didn't end like sands of time where the relationship developed into love and in the end she didn't even remember him. that's gotta be far worse than a gradual but memorable build up. it took three games, numerous deaths (his own and others), seven years of torment, a bad case of split personality, and a rebuild of the timeline... TWICE... to even get anywhere. but look on the bright side... he did hook up with two different girls (both of which died in front of him... but who's counting, right?).