Probation Officer #187: The Samoan Minister 24

Finally, I said, “What’s going on? I didn’t know you wanted to get married?”

“Well, did you want to marry me?”

“Well, it never occurred to me. But if you’d raised it with me, I could have thought about. It’s not something that you just decide to do.”

“Jaime, you’d have just put if off as long as you could. It’s not something you want to do. I’m not sure you’ll ever want to do it.”

“Well. There are feminist objections…”

“Look, Jaime, you’re sort of feminist, most of the time, especially when it suits you. But that’s not the reason you’re not ready to get married. You don’t want to settle down, with one job, or one woman, or anything. Which is ok. Paul’s different. He’s a -” She stopped suddenly.

“He’s a man?”

“Darling, you’re a man. But you’re at a different stage in your life. He wants me, just me. You don’t want ‘just’ anything.”

“Hang on. Is this something to do with Ana?”

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