Engaged to be married, Maria invites her ex-boyfriend to her wedding. He is saddened that her life has moved on and declares clearly he wants to marry her. Maria makes a decision to terminate the engagement because she finds out something disagreeable concerning her prospective groom.
"What is this?" demanded Barry, waving an envelope at Maria. She had known that this would happen, but she had not expected Barry to be so angry.
"The last time I checked, you could read," she said, pretending that her heart was not pounding with fear. She hoped that he would not get violent.
"How can you be getting married?" he demanded.
"Someone asked me to marry him."
"You're with me!"
"Am I?" asked Maria. Her arms we...