ABCD. And E.Once upon a time, there was a point A.
She was young and beautiful, but rather lonely in her Euclidean void.
Sometimes, just sometimes, she felt that her life was pointless.
Until she met point B.
Point B was tall and handsome and charming, and he shone bright like a star in the cold, dark emptiness.
The connection between A and B was immediate.
Together, they were the perfect solution to that universal equation, "A + B = 1".
In fact, points A and B got on so well, that before very long, they decided to form the straight line AB.
They were, of course, still drifting in a vast empty space, but they were drifting together, each taking the other as their point of reference, and that made all the difference.
All in all, AB was a happy line, a good line.
And pretty soon, they decided that the time was right for a very important point to be made.
Thus was formed the triangle ABC.
Quickly followed by the rectangle ABCD.
It was a strong rectangle, all four points strongly attached, all four sides straight and to the point.
The years passed and life was good.
Up to a point.
All rectangles, even the squarest, can sometimes lose their form.
Occasionally the angles would get a bit skewed.
Occasionally ABCD would take on the shape of a trapeze, or a kite, or a diamond.
Then something unthinkable, something unthought, began to happen...
Point A started to have the most unusual dreams.
She dreamed of infinite points on infinite lines, of endless planes, of inconceivable angles and intersections, forming impossible constellations of perplexing beauty.
She dreamed of many-sided shapes, and spheres and cones and prisms, and exotic, wondrous forms that could only exist in her mind.
In comparison, her own world seemed flat.
She didn't want to wake up from her dreams.
She slept for many years, a sort of half-presence. She was always there for B, C, and D, was the cardinal point in their lives, and yet she never left this other, inaccessible world.
Life continued, days came and went.
Until, one day, finally, there came a point.
The point E.
Point E was much younger, and strong, and sensitive.
He symbolized everything that she thought she had lost or could never have.
Whenever E and A were in the same room, she could see, stretching beyond the horizon, all those impossible visions, all those impossible dreams, within her grasp, their reality as warm and substantial as the touch of his hand.
E added a new dimension to her life.
At night, she would lie in her bed, and he would be there.
She would imagine their points coinciding, their bodies intersecting, in perfect geometrical harmony.
Point E was the answer to so many problems.
Except this one:
A loves B
A has a crush on E
E has a crush on A and C
C knows that A has a crush on E
C also has a crush on E, thus making A jealous as hell.
Luckily, B knows nothing about the secret lives of A, C, and E, but still loves A, C and D.
D is probably the happiest.
He has an XBOX.
So, the question is....
How do you solve a georomantic problem that looks like alphabet soup?