No. No, it’s not possible. Not her. If it were anyone else…but not Cynthia. The sort of woman she is…this gentle, kind, innocent woman…could never work for—
And yet…it was so simple. And he had no other explanation. Was he deliberately blinding himself to the truth about her, for the sake of a romantic fantasy?
I almost started laughing when I read that part. It would make the ending of ZSG a case of "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."