“Gregory, can I talk to you for a second?” I asked nervously as I fidgeted with my hands. I was sitting in our cramped living room on our patched up evergreen sofa.
“Sure! I have off till Tuesday, the boss is sick,” he responded looking at me oddly because I rarely used his first name unless it was something very important.
“Well, you know me and Bonnie have been together a long time now. She’s really special and for a while I thought I was going to live my life as a loner but then she came along. This tuff broad that changed everything,” I stammered quickly. “She’s just perfect, you know what I mean, right?”
“I think, but where are you going with this Dan?” Gregory questioned.
“Lately I’ve been gettin’ some extra shifts at the gas station, and been saving up my money and I’ve almost got enough money to buy a ring,” I finished.
“You wanna get hitched!” exclaimed Gregory.
“Yeah, and I want your permission first, seeing as mom and dad are gone...I’ve got no one to talk about it with,” I continued on.
“Well, I know Bonnie’s a nice girl, but I would think long and hard before you make this decision, Dan” Gregory emphasized before walking out the door leaving me to my thoughts.
I knew marriage was a big deal, but I truly believed Bonnie and I had reached that part in our relationship. Plus at this point I knew that she was the one for me and I loved her without a doubt. I can still remember the moment I realized it was the day my parents died...