Daily Life - I'm Sorry I Love You X(0128)

Gulam:  Steven! Good to see you brother! How are you? How was your trip?
Steven:  It was fine. I've been better but, it's great to be home, I've missed you all! How's mom?
Gulam:  She's great! All she ever does is talk about you -her little boy that went to the United States. You're her pride and joy, you know that?
Steven:  Can't wait to see her. And you? What's new with you?
Gulam:  Well, Nisha and I are expecting! You'll have another nephew or niece soon!
Steven:  That's great! Wow! Congrats! You two are great together, ya know. You have such a beautiful family. I hope one day I can have that.
Gulam:  Of course, man! Come on! I mean, everything was set here for you to marry Shalini! You know, she's still pining after you. I don't think she'll ever get over you.
Steven:  What are you talking about? I hardly knew her! How could she be in love with me? I couldn't go through with it even though she is a great woman. No, I left my heart in the United States. I just hope Veronica is happy.
Gulam:  Get over it! You're home now. Everyone here thinks so highly of you; there'll be girls throwing themselves at you. You can marry anyone you want!
Steven:  I don't want to marry anyone! I want to marry her! Don't you understand?
Gulam:  You are incorrigible.
Liliana:  Steven! My baby how are you! I've missed you so much!
Steven:  Hey, mom! Great to see you!
Liliana:  You look so thin! Didn't those Americans feed you? Come come, let's have some chai. By the way... There is a girl here waiting for you.
Veronica:  Hi Steven.
Steven:  Veronica! How did you get here? How did you know where I live? I waited for you at the airport but you never showed...
Veronica:  I also have some little secrets that I haven't told you about, but we can discuss that later. I realized that I was just scared. Scared of how much I love you and of the commitment that marriage requires. I'm here now. Now there is something I wanna ask you. Steven, will you marry me?
Priest:  I now declare you, husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.

Key Vocabulary

all she ever doesphraseindicates something (she) does very often
pride and joyphrasesomeone or something that makes you very proud
pineprinciple verb, present progressiveto want or desire (someone or something) very much
go through withphraseto do (something that you have thought or talked about)
incorrigibleAdjectivenot able to be corrected or changed

Supplementary Vocabulary

mother-in-lawcommon noun, singularthe mother of someone's wife
elopeprinciple verb, present simpleTo run away with a lover, especially with the intention of getting married.
arranged marriagecommon noun, singulara marriage arranged by someone other than the persons getting married
dowrycommon noun, singularMoney or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
spousecommon noun, singularA marriage partner; a husband or wife.