Sighing, he headed to work in the rain. It figures it would rain... that was just the kind of year he was having, he thought sullenly.
Walking up to her, he held his hand out. "Hi, I'm Marshall," he said nervously. "New around here?"
The beautiful woman smiled and nodded. "I saw you across the room. I was hoping you would talk to me," she said shyly. "Is this your house?" she asked looking around.
"It's actually my parents."
"Well, it's beautiful! I love the fresh, cheery wall-paper."
Marshall looked at the walls as though noticing them for the first time. Actually, it probably was the first time he'd ever looked at them. Awkwardly, he rubbed his neck. "Yeah. They're nice, I guess."
Valerie smiled. "Would you like to get some fresh air?" she asked hopefully. Maybe if they got out of the noisy room, they could talk better.
Marshall lit up. "Yeah! That'd be great!"
Marshall leaned forward to kiss her cheek. "No, thank you. I had a lot of fun!"
Edward glanced up from the chess game. "Come again?"
Marshall put his piece down and looked at his Dad. "I just mean, I really like this girl and she's amazing and beautiful and way out of my league. How do I know if it's what you and Mom had?"
Edward thought for a moment. "I suppose it just feels right. I knew the first moment I saw your Mother that I was going to marry her. Does that help?"
Marshall smiled. "It sure does!"