Eric, a highly intelligent man with a knack for math and science, grew up in poverty and vowed to never be poor again. He uses his gifts not for the good of mankind, but to amass wealth that he ironically never spends. <br<br> He falls in love with Julia, but after a stolen kiss discovers she is happily engaged. With some oddly spot-on advice from his whacky friend Kal, Eric makes several attempts to win Julia over, all to no avail. After meeting her handsome and friendly fiancé, Adam, Eric realizes he has no shot of ever being with Julia. At least not in this timeline.