No stranger to love, it broke the Courier's heart when he discovered Christine's tale of how 'Father' Elijah deliberately separated her from her Brotherhood of Steel lover. In the end of his journey to the Sierra Madre he took more pleasure than he should have, in punishing the old Brotherhood Elder for not just his horrific crimes against humanity but also his crimes against love itself.
But when the dust settled and the lower levels to the Sierra Madre sealed up again, try as he might he could not dissuade Christine from her self-imposed exile, and returned to the Mojave alone.
Some time later he crossed paths with a naïve young girl from California with stars in her eyes and a pneumatic gauntlet on her hand. He and Veronica traveled together as companions for a while before she shared with him a common former acquaintance... Father Elijah.
Hearing her mixed memories of him and his deeds in the Brotherhood of Steel, the Courier was finally able to piece together the connection between the two companions. That Christine and Veronica were indeed the two young lovers that Elijah had so callously and selfishly divided.
He remembered a line from an old Holotape that insinuated that "The problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world." but since when did the fabled Courier settle for a mere hill of beans?
It took no small effort to find his way through the wastes to the doorstep of the Sierra Madre, but it was worth it to see the look on Veronica and Christine's faces. There was a cautious approach, each unsure what the other was feeling. Christine spoke first, her new voice now healed and pleasant.
"I've... gone through some changes."
"So have I. Though yours probably have better stories attached."
"I've lived an interesting life... "
Another long pause, them looking awkwardly into one another's eyes before this time Veronica spoke.
"So... what do we do now?"
The Courier smiled at the scene before he took a moment to pull a gorgeous red and black dress from his pack and handed it to Veronica, her eyes lighting up in surprise and delight.
"Whatever you do ladies, this time the choice is gonna be yours and yours alone. And between you and me, I can't think of a better place for anyone to... Begin Again."