Greg would use his notebook to draw sketches of his young teen girl friend who left him for a sports player, one who was not as artistic and sensitive as Greg. Greg never got over her.
Greg grew to be a tall, thin young man now 20 with brown, curly hair as all the girls found very attractive. He kept his distance from girls for he didn't want to feel that pain of rejection again.
Greg met Penina again as they were each 20 years old. She was stalking him. Each would deal with the pain of being separated from each other for seven years. They were loyal to each other as Greg involved himself with his art as Penina drank herself sick. Penina introduced herself to Greg as Penelope until they had an emotional encounter when she then admitted that she was his lost love, Penina.