A Modest Proposal

Not so long ago, in this very galaxy, Matt and Amy sat down to a nice, quiet dinner of space scallops from Santraginus V.  Their chauffeur and sometime monkey-butler, Chewbacca, kept the star drive of their leisure space-yacht idling just in case they needed to make a quick getaway.

Amy: Matt, these space scallops are the best I’ve ever had!  I know I say this a lot, but you’re such a great cook.  I mean, you’re really great at a lot of things: writing, watching TV, thinking up simple solutions to complex problems, literary exegesis, video games, building lego models, listening attentively and with empathy, yo-yoing, coming to a full stop at stop signs, academic advising, badminton, putting together furniture from Ikea, being handsome…

Amy: …crossword puzzles, eating snacks, growing a beard, being modest –
Matt: Amy, you’re embarrassing me!
Amy: Oh, I’m sorry.  All I was trying to say is that these scallops are delicious (and you’re amazing).
Matt: Thank you.  You’re pretty amazing yourself.
Chewbacca: oooAH?

Matt: In fact, I think you might be the most amazing person I’ve ever met.
Amy: Me?  Noooo.
Matt: You, yes!  Sending you that dorky facebook message about Jurassic Park was probably the best thing I’ve ever done.
Han Solo: Hey, what’s going on down there?

Matt: Do you know I don’t think I’ve ever seen you answer a question without thinking about it first?  I don’t know anyone else who does that.
Amy: So?
Matt: So?  So it’s amazing!  It’s beautiful!  I wish I had the presence of mind to be that thoughtful, and for you it’s just who you are.  I love it.
Princess Leia: Han, where have you been?  You said you would meet me an hour ago!
Han: Hey, babe, simmer down.  Check out the two lovebirds down there.

Matt: And the amount of time and energy you put into teaching…
Amy: Well, that’s my job.
Matt: Sure, it’s your job.  Lots of people have jobs.  I have a job.  You have…I don’t know, a calling.  I mean, I’ve always wanted to be a writer.  Since playing with legos was age-appropriate “always.”  And I don’t think I’m half as dedicated to that as you are to the kids who get randomly assigned to your classroom every year.  All the things you do with them, for them – the way you teach them to actually love going to school.  The way you teach them to love vegetables.  Vegetables!  That’s inspiring stuff.
Amy: Now you’re embarrassing me.
Leia: Awww, they are kind of cute.  In an earthlingy sort of way.

Matt: Sorry, I guess I’m just trying to say I love you.
Amy: I know.
Yoda: Oooh, a great surge of love, I feel.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Master Yoda, over there.
Luke Skywalker: What is it, I can’t see!
Obi-Wan: Raise your blast shield, Luke.  For crying out loud…

Matt: You know, I remember the exact instant I fell in love with you.
Amy: When?
Matt: It was fast.  Maybe, I think, the second time I came to Boston to visit you.  I don’t remember the date, but I’ll never forget that moment.
Amy: What happened?
Darth Vader: Now’s our chance, while they’re distracted!  We jump on three…
Boba Fett:

Matt: It was in the morning.   Early.  You weren’t awake yet.  Everything was still, everything was quiet.  This was before you put up those extra heavy drapes, and there was a little light coming in through the window.  It must have been the start of Spring – it was nice, crisp Spring light.  I looked over at you lying there next to me, and when I did it was like…like I don’t know what.  You just looked…you looked perfect.  The way your hair fell across your face, your little sleeping smile, the light, the quiet, the peace.  I just knew, I knew right then.
Admiral Akbar: It’s a trap!
Vader: Akbar, you little fish-faced freak!
R2-D2: Beep-boop BEEP!
Vader: Look over there? Is that supposed to be some kind of trick…oh…

Matt: Is that corny?  It feels a little corny.
Amy: Hmm…maybe…but I don’t think I care.
Matt: Well, anyway, it’s true.  It’s something I’ve actually wanted to tell you for a while.  I don’t know why it took so long to come out.  I guess I can run a little slow sometimes.
Amy: With your old-man heart, you shouldn’t be running at all!
Matt: It’s not that old!
Amy: You know what happens when you run.
Matt: I know.  Well, there’s something else I’ve been a little slow with, too.
Boba Fett: [Gasp!] Is he about to do what I think he’s about to do?
Leia: I’ve got to hear this.
Obi-Wan: Quiet now, don’t let them know we’re here.

Amy: What do you mean?
Matt: I mean…what do I mean?  I mean, I love you.  I love the life we have together now, and I love the life I think we’ll have tomorrow and next week and next year.  I want to share my life with you.  I’m excited to share my life with you.  It looks like a great life.  Because…because you’re my favorite, and I guess what I mean is, I want to marry you.

Matt: Will you marry me, Amy?

Amy: Yes!!!
Everyone:  Party Time!!

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