The married couple meet back up with a local clergyman, whose plan makes less and less sense as he goes on. Abandoning the plan, the lovers go to their familial homes and learn that the the other fiancee has dropped the engagement. Aglow with love they sleep together, but annul their own marriage the next day.
Their feuding families battle over them, disapproving greatly of this relationship, but soon the two sides turn their attention to petty, less significant squabbles and eventually forget about the whole thing. The town is a lot less upset, but still annoyed by their constant bickering.
Alas, a happy ending is not in sight for our couple as their ardor cools and they gradually drift apart. There is one final spark of passion when they attend a party and their gazes are intense upon each other, as if meeting for the first time, but it too fades and they end up walking out in separate directions. From then on it's as if they'd never met.