I know she’s right, that she doesn’t have a choice in the matter – neither of us do. I know how her father’s been pushing the issue of Vera finally finding a man to take care of her.

He isn’t uncaring by any means, but feels it’s the duty of a daughter to be wed early and have children. He’s been pressing her nearly from the moment we had come out to society. In truth, it should surprise me that Vera’s been able to hold out for as long as this.

At least he’ll allow her the choice of who