In Atonement, Robbie Turner is never supposed to fall in love with Cecilia. He's a worker on the grounds of the Tallis home is all, though it's obvious Robbie has a great deal of intelligence. After he's accused of a heinous crime he didn't commit, Robbie is sent to prison, then the military. But don't think he ever forgets about Cecilia.
[voiceover] Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.