DANE & SARA'S APARTMENT -
isn't going to work!" Dane said sharply as he flung his pencil down onto
the table and started to rub his forehead to ease the tension that had begun to
wrong?" Sara looked up from her English book and was disturbed to see
her husband's aggravation.
"Money! I've been
working on the numbers and I'm just not making enough at the
He got up from his seat and began to pace the floor. "Thank god
Mother and Father had already paid for this semester before they found out we
were getting married. But I'm not making enough money to support us and
scrape together tuition for next semester. Unless something changes, it
looks like I'm going to have to drop out."
"Oh, Dane, you can't mean
that!" Sara rushed over to him and wrapped her arms around him in
hopes of giving him some comfort. "You can't just give up on your
"What choice do I
have? I can't afford it." He looked at her with a touch of
scorn. "Thanks to this marriage. Thanks to you!"
"Dane, we don't have to
worry about my education. I'm on scholarship. My school is already
paid for! I don't know why you won't let me get a job, too. Surely
with both of us working, we can managed to earn enough money to live and pay for
your tuition, too."
pushed her away and threw himself onto the sofa. "I will not have my
wife working. A man takes care of what's his. How can I let myself
be supported by you? What kind of man would I be if I let you pay for my
"You'd be a man who's
smart enough to know what's best!" His tone began to anger her.
What was the big deal about her working, anyway? It was her fault
that he'd been cut off by his parents. The least she could do was help out
"I'd be a damn fool,
that's what I'd be! What kind of man would I look like if I let my wife
help pay for my education? Sara, this is all your fault! You and
your damn blackmail! If you hadn't been so bound and determined to force
me to marry you, we wouldn't be in the spot we're in now!" Dane's
frustration level had reached its breaking point. With an angry glare, he
stormed out the door.
Alone, Sara slumped down onto
the couch and buried her head in her hands and began to cry. Maybe
marrying Dane hadn't been such a good idea after all.