Malcolm interrupted her. "We didn't though! We didn't agree! You just told me that was how it would be! I didn't even know you didn't want kids until after we were married! Everyone else is having kids! Mandy had kids..."
Marion fisted her hands on her hips at the mention of Malcolm's sainted ex. "So it's my fault? I'm somehow unnatural because I don't want to rush into the responsiblities that children entail? Well that's just great, Malcolm! Maybe you should've chosen Mandy so that you could spread your blessed DNA far and wide!"
Turning on her heel, Marion stomped into the bedroom and slammed the door. He heard her muffled cries through the door.
It wasn't that Malcolm wanted Mandy... he just wanted to feel like a family... to feel like he & Marian were moving forward.
Marion wiped the tears off her cheeks. "You say that now, but it's clear that it is what you want. I'm just not ready. I wanted to be much further along in my career before having children."
"I understand. I swear it!"
It took awhile before things felt normal between them. The tension was thick sometimes Marion thought she could cut through it.