I shifted my stance to see Marjorie, trying to see how she felt about the proposal. Her eyes only spoke encouragement, and she was the only way I was going to get out of this situation. Some say the best way to deal with some sort of pain is to just face it up front. Let’s hope those people are right, as it seems I’ll have no choice. I won’t deny the man I love, so I will suffer silently and be the best friend he needs right now.