45. Mike and Doug's Meet-up (B)

Doug: Thanks, Mike. This is really going to hit the spot. I'm so thirsty.

Mike: Don't mention it, buddy.

Doug: So how are things going with Maria? You two have been living together for nearly a year now, right?

Mike: Yeah, that's right. Things are great between me and Maria. She is such a special girl.

Doug: Have you thought of asking her the big question.

Mike: What question? If I love her?

Doug: No, not that. I know that you love her. I'm talking about that bigger question.

Mike: What exactly do you mean, Doug? Does it involve wedding bells?

Doug: Are you going to ask Maria to marry you?

Mike: I don't know. Of course, I've thought about it and even dreamed about it. But now... I'm not so sure.

Doug: Why not?

Mike: No particular reason. I've been so content with how life has been with Maria. I wouldn't want to mess things up. Do you really think I should?

Doug: That's a question you should ask yourself. If you love Maria enough to want to spend the rest of your life with her, than I think you should ask her to marry you.

Mike: Do you think that's something Maria wants to do?

Doug: If Maria loves you as much as you do her, than I definitely think so. So how much do you love Maria?

Mike: Doug, with all my heart and soul.

Doug: Then you love her enough to want to marry her.

Mike: I think I do, Doug. No... I know I do!

Doug: Then you should ask her to marry you.

Mike: I think I will. I just have to find the right moment to do it.

Doug: That's a good idea. You want the moment to be perfect.

Mike: Thanks, Doug. I really appreciate you talking to me.

Doug: That's what best friends are for, Mike.

Mike: Say, how would you like to be my best man at our Wedding?

Doug: Are you serious? Of course! It would be an honor, Mike.

Mike: Then consider it to be official. Well, as soon as I make something else official first!

(Mike and Doug shake hands and then hug.)