Speak Now

“You are the most beautiful…”


“I think about you all the time?”

“Even on the toilet? Gross. Try again.“

“Well, what am I supposed to say?”

“Don’t make it about her. Make it about how she makes you feel.”

“You make me feel all tingly.”


“You make me nervous.”

“That has potential. Work with that.”

“I’m not talking about her, I meant you. You’re making me feel like an idiot.”

“Oh, please. The only thing making you feel like an idiot is that shirt. Do you own anything with a hem intact?”

“She doesn’t care about my shirt.”

“Of course she does. Women care about clothing.”

“You don’t.”

“Today I do. Try again.”

“This is ridiculous, Izzy.”

“Do you want her, or not?”


“Well then, again.”

“I can’t think straight when you look at me like that.”

“Like what?”

“Like you’re mad at me.”

“I’m not mad.”

“I’ve known you all my life, Iz. I know when you’re mad.”

“And I know when you’re squirming out of thinking too hard. Try again.”

“Okay. Feelings… Um…”

“Nevermind. You’re hopeless.”

“See? There it is again. What is bothering you?”

“Nothing, Alan. Just forget it.”

“What? You don’t like her?”

“Of course I like her. I have to, because you do. What’s not to like? She is absolutely charming. It’s just…”


“Well, you’ve only known her for a month, and now the ring? I just didn’t expect it to happen so fast.”

“Neither did I. But you’re okay with it, right?”

“I’m happy if you’re happy.”

“I’m happy.”

— — — — —

“I am! Stop looking at me like that.”

“Alan, before you jump into this…”

“Hm? Hold on, phone’s buzzing.”

“I need to tell you something.”

“It’s her.”

“Alan, I…”


“…love you.”

“Hi Beth. I miss you more. No, I miss you most.”

“Oh, vomit.”

“Yep. Love you. See you soon.”

— — — — — -

“What were you saying?”

“Just… good luck with the proposal tonight.”

“Thanks, Izzy. I couldn’t have done this without you.”