Lex Trent regretted not letting Monty do the Games with him again, despite everything, he had been quite fun in the first Games.
And when he wasn't taking the fun out of him or his brother, he could be quite funny.
It was well known that Lex Trent didn't like girls, and it was also well known that he didn't get along with people his age.
He had finally met somebody that saw him for himself, not the character he had build up over time, but saw the real him, the thief, the liar, the cheat.
And maybe that was why he found himself in love with Montgomery Schmidt.