Her outrage was more contrived than real.
But he genuinely believed that he had hurt her; he was too innocent to think otherwise. He adored her and could not hurt her, not even in his dreams.
“But Sara is madly in love with me,” he said as meekly as possible. He refrained from saying that he too was madly in love with Sara.
“How does that matter? No one can love you as truly as I do. Mark my words, if you accept her love you will regret one day; you will come back to me.”
“I could have just married her; but your love for me was a hurdle that I couldn’t cross. You know I can’t do anything that will hurt you.”
“Don’t flatter me? How could you even think of loving anyone else? Don’t break my heart?”
He was almost in tears for he truly loved Sara. She was unmoved, but only for a few moments.
“Now don’t cry like a kid; grow up. Fine, tell her parents to meet me.”
He couldn’t find words to thank her. But his sparkling eyes said everything.
“I hope Sara doesn't disappoint me.”
“No, she won’t.”
“I am sure you would have chosen the best girl to be my daughter-in-law.”
And she laughed; unlike her contrived outrage, her laughter was warm with motherly affection and truly genuine.
A post for A to Z April (2015) Challenge.
O for Outrage
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