Mike and Terry are both engaged to other people, and meet on a plane to Australia. When the plane malfunctions, the two are grounded and spend a short time together. Mike takes Terry to see his aunt in the picturesque island of Tahiti, and the two fall in love. When they return to the States, they vow to meet each other on top of the Empire State building after three months. High on love, both of them call off their engagements. Terry goes on as a singer, whereas Mike, previously self-involved and a bit of a player, simplifies his life and becomes a football coach. Mike also makes a painting of Terry in Tahiti. The day has arrived for them to meet. Mike is on the viewing deck, whereas Terry running towards the building, gets hit by a vehicle. Mike waits alone, thinking he was stood up. Terry never contacts him, so he continues living bitterly. Meanwhile Terry is now confined to a wheelchair. Months later, they run into each other at a concert, Terry remains seated and awkwardly just says "Hello" to a surprised Mike, who is hurt even more. Mike then goes to her apartment angry, hopeful for an explanation. Terry, still prideful, never gets up. Mike then tells her that he made a painting of her in Tahiti but out of his anger, sold it and it ended up with a woman in a wheelchair. Mike gets an epiphany, and walks into Terry's bedroom, and sees the painting on her wall, and the two kiss.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It's a remake of the 1939 film of the same title, now with bigger stars.
Best scene in story:
When Mike takes Terry to Tahiti and in those few short hours they know they're right for each other.
Opinion about the main character:
I find it so lame that Terry didn't just pick up the phone and call Mike, otherwise all this drama could have been averted.