Charlotte recalls a storytelling competition she had entered, and won, two years earlier. This is the specific event where Jack tells her they first met, and when he first believed they had a connection.
Charlotte begins to question Jack’s motives as he continues to explain their long history that—until this time—was unbeknownst to Charlotte. Jack recites obscure facts from Charlotte’s past, dating back to a writing contest on Leonardo da Vinci that she entered in 8th grade. She pulls away, fearful of how long this man may have been stalking her, only to find that all of his claims (so far) add up. Could he be telling the truth?