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Rated: 13+ · Short Story · Relationship · #2157937
Healthy relationships take a lot of second-guessing
Entry for "The Dialogue 500 prompt: MAY PROMPT/ A misunderstood conversation where two people are talking about different things and don't know it

“It is your choice, Mary. I wanted you to know my position.”

“John. You’ve already made up your mind?”

“I’ve been giving this baby some thought.”

“Oh, John. How did you know? I’m so relieved.”

“I didn't think we needed any more surprises. Not after our last fight.”

“Oh, John. Kiss me. I’m so happy we got engaged.”

“It would be childish of us not to do this. We need to be on the same page.”

“I’m so happy. I love the way you've babied me.”

“Yes. Well. We should call it the way it is. We can call each other names but this is serious.”

“Oh, baby. We don’t want either side of the family getting into name calling. You are right. A formal contract with a lawyer would take care of this baby getting the name it deserves.”

“Absolutely. I think we should move the marriage date up a little, don’t you? Now that we’ve brought this out into the open?”

“Best to get this contract signed and delivered, yes. I wasn’t expecting you to want this as much as I do.”

“Well, it did take me a little by surprise. Honestly? I thought you’d go running scared.”

“Me? I’m glad we have nothing to hide between us. I’m not a gold digger. We should be able to raise whatever comes up like this.”

"Good. I'm glad we see this the same way."

“I’ll do my part, John. You can count on me. Let’s just keep this little thing between us for now. I don’t want my parents to think I gave in too fast.”

“Sure. Sure, Mary. I understand. I’ve written everything down I can think of. Do you want to look it over?”

“I couldn’t see straight right now. I was so worried. John? I never expected you to be this thoughtful. You do think of everything, don’t you?”

“Well, I try. Something this important shouldn’t be left anymore to chance than possible. Living together for the rest of lives can’t work if all we ever have is idle conversation and fun times.”

“John, I love you. Thank you for being you.

“Ah, sweetheart. Think nothing of it. Here’s the prenuptial contract promising you won’t ask for anything I own in my name or have earned and invested in our union. If you decide to work, the same goes for you. No surprises. Just sign here.”

“What? How about this for a surprise. We’re going to have a baby. I’m going to be a stay at home mom while you support us.”

“Uhm. Looks like we don’t have as much in common as we thought we did. This has been some mixed up, choice conversation.”

“Listen, buster. If you don’t think having a baby isn’t the most important thing anyone could have in common then what is? I thought you loved me.”

“Mary?”

“John?”
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