Sunday, September 4, 2011

Scenes I’d Like to See in a Romance #14

While on an out-of-town business trip, the hero, John, is surprised to see his ex-girl friend, the heroine, Mary, sitting in a Starbucks with a one year old child.

“Mary is that you?” 

“John, what are you doing in Omaha?”

“Business, what else? So did you move here?”

“Yes, my folks live in Bellevue.”

“Is that you’re sister’s child?”

“No, he’s all mine.”

“Yours? Have you married? I didn’t hear anything about it.”

“I never married his father. He wasn’t worth it.”

“You always were hard to please. But I must say he is one handsome little devil.”

“He ought to be. His daddy is one big handsome devil.”

“I’m sorry to hear that Mary.”

“That ain’t the half of it.”

A young woman approaches the table. “Mary, Mary, I’m sorry to be so late.” The woman looks at the baby and then at John. “Oh my, you must be the father!”

“Am I Mary?”

“Of course you are, you idiot.”

“I better be going,” the young woman leaves the store. 

“So you weren’t going to tell me?”

“I can raise this baby myself. I don’t need a man and I sure don’t need you. Just stay out of our lives and I’ll be happy.”

“But Mary?”

“No buts. I’m an independent woman with a great job and I don’t need any help from you. So don’t feel obligated to us. And don’t make a pathetic offer to marry me just to do the honorable thing.”

“Mary, I don’t know what to say except I really admire your independent attitude. You’re going to make a great role model and mother.”

“I’m going to do my very best.”

“Honestly, I’m very impressed with you. Can I ask one favor of you?”


“Well, I’ve always wanted two children. Do you think we could try for a daughter while I’m here in town? Same terms, of course.”

Black Moment


  1. I could have used a spew alert on that one. You are hilarious.

  2. Hi Tina:

    It’s not as bad as it seems. This story has a twist. The hero, John, is romance savvy. He is going to use reverse-romance-psychology to bring the heroine to the point where she confesses her love and asks him to marry her. Of course, he already has the ring in his pocket!