He ended up editing out his only dalliance with pure fiction: a wildly baroque ending where he ends up naked in heaven tended to by his boyfriend, having been shot by his grandfather.

dalliance (n) 1: the deliberate act of wasting time instead of working [syn: dawdling, trifling, wasting time] 2: playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest [syn: flirt, flirting, flirtation, coquetry, toying] – source: Up close and personal