Mary: Maria, itâ€™s so great to see you again!
Maria: Yes, the one and only! How have you been?
Mary: I've been good. How are you?
Maria: I'm great. Thank you for saying yes to lunch. We have so much to catch up on.
Mary: Yes, we definitely do.
Maria: Please take a seat.
(Mary sits down with Maria at the table.)
Mary: I remembered you told me about Mike the last time we spoke. Are you two married?
Maria: No, we're not married.
Mary: At least not yet.
Maria: I don't know about that!
Mary: What do you mean? Don't you want to marry him?
Maria: It's not that I don't want to marry him. Believe me, I love Mike with all my heart, and I would love nothing more than to be his wife.
Mary: Then what's the matter? I'm getting confused. Is it him? Doesn't he love you, too?
Maria: I have no doubt that Mike loves me. What I do doubt is whether he is ready to settle down with me. Marriage is such a big commitment, and I'm just not sure if that's something Mike is ready to do.
Mary: I understand what you are saying, Maria, but when you know someone who truly loves you, you know he's ready to share the rest of his life with you.
Maria: I hear you, Mary. I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Mary: I'm sure Mike will propose to you.
Maria: I'm in no hurry, but do you really think that he will?!
(They both smile and laugh together. Maria and Mary share a nice lunch and reminisce about high school days.)