“I admit my experience with the Hamilton family affected me somehow,” she said after a pause, “But the real reason why I don't want to meet Gerald's family is that I don't think I'm ready to talk about marriage yet.”
I could not believe what I just heard. “What? Gerald said he wants to marry you?”
I had a hard time trying to envision Gerald, a playboy through and through, going down the aisle with the woman he loved. Men like him had always said marriage was the end of love.
Josephine looked at me and smiled. “Funny right? I can't believe I stepped out of marriage right into another one, and a highly prospective one.”
Truth be told, Gerald was a man every girl dreamed of. He was handsome and he came from a good family. He never failed to catch everyone's attention whenever he appeared before the public. It was just that I had always seen him together with Augustus, so it went without saying that I did not pay much attention to Gerald.
“You're not bad yourself, Josephine. You're a capable and talented woman. I don't see why he doesn't want to marry you. I'm just shocked to find out that Gerald was willing to settle down.”