Chapter Two: It's Over, Isn't It?
I can't believe it. He just asked me what I've wanted him to ask me for forever.
But, I don't know what to say.
My answer will change both of our lives forever. Either we get married and start a new life together or I say no.
What do I do? He's patiently waiting for an answer. I have to give him one.
I'm not ready to be married yet. No, not yet. I have to say no.
"Chandler, I can't..." Roxanne said, looking unsure of herself.
Chandler closed the box and put it in his pocket. He got up off of his knee. He went and sat down in his seat. He looked upset, heartbroken even. There was silence for few minutes.
Roxanne finally spoke, "I'm sorry I said no."
"Do you even love me?" Chandler asked, not facing her. His head was down.
"Of course I love you. You know I love you. Why wouldn't I love you?" Roxanne replied.
"You won't marry me. I thought this is what you wanted, us to be married," Chandler said, sounding slightly angry.
"I do want this. I want to marry you, Chandler, I love you," Roxanne stated.
"Then why did you say no to me?" Chandler asked, confused. Why would she say no if she did want to get married?
"I'm not ready. I think we should wait a little while longer to get married," Roxanne admitted.
Chandler looked up at her, "Why?"
"I just don't think right now is the right time for marriage. It just feels too soon," Roxanne told Chandler.
"Ok, I guess we can wait," Chandler said, secretly bitter towards those words.
"Thank you for understanding," Roxanne said returning to her dinner.
"Yeah whatever," A very angry and bitter Chandler mumbled to himself.
I can't believe this, she said no!
She wants to wait. But I love her.
I think we should get married sooner rather than later.
Maybe I should've never started this relationship with her. I mean I'm moving forward, but she's staying back. I want to make a commitment. She wants to wait and prepare.
For what? I have no idea. But yet, she still urges me to be intimate with her.
I can't do this anymore. I'm through with waiting for her to catch up with me.
I'm breaking up with her.
Later that night, Chandler and Roxanne rode in Chandler's car in silence. Chandler was driving Roxanne home. They pulled up into Roxanne's driveway.
"Roxanne," Chandler said.
"What is it?" Roxanne asked him.
"I have to tell you something before you go," Chandler told her.
"What?" Roxanne asked.
"I think we should break up," Were the words that came from Chandler's mouth.
Roxanne was shocked. Did he just say that...that they should break up?