Jerome cheated. Not in the manner of love affairs - because he was completely devoted to Rory. He brought her presents, roses, coffee. He was Prince Charming and she Cinderella. However, he cheated to Rory: Stephen got to her heart fair and square, and Jerome took every short-cut imaginable. Don't judge Stephen - he's trying to not make it sound as if the Deveaux girl was a prize. But there's only so much a bitter nineteen year old can say about the ignorant boy who took his sweet terminus away.
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