It's only George's present. I don't know if the future in this story is already written or only becomes set in stone once it becomes "the past". But as I took it that Zack Lang is from the future then George is still "living in the past".But now it,s not just his present, it,s her,s as well. Their love transcended time, no reason it can,t flourish in real time. And while it might be difficult for a 40 yo and an 80 yo to develop a new relationship, their love has already proven it can conquer many hurdles. Plus, many people in this thread must think sex and passion is impossible for older folks. Not true!