Agreed - which is why she let it all go, but Kevin continued his pursuit and expertise of other peoples art while dabbling in his own behind closed doors.
Kevin fancied Emily, but apart from a few brief drunken snogs they never dated as such. She ran more with the 'cool' chavy kids who were more football and cricket. He lost his virginity at uni a few years later and never got over the fact Emily was seeing an older guy all through 6th form who worked in as an office cleaner. He treated her quite badly and Kevin prayed for the day they split up. Which was too late for him because they had drifted apart by then.