It is a story set back in time - based on things that you could say were true; its up to you how you perceive things to have been. Dedicated to an old friend and her deep, almost undefying love of that man who caused her so much pain. Is love really worth this much?
Are you sure that it was love to begin with? Who has ever defined love, so we may have a sure answer to dictate in black or white these matters of the heart... that someone wise may do so, we can only hope.