What I’m about to write may invoke strong feelings in you. It’s a good idea to read until the end so you understand the complete context of what I’m writing.
I have made a decision. I’m going to ask Leila, my girlfriend, to marry me. I’m not going to do it right now, but I will in the future. I’m getting older, and I have realized that Mark Minter was correct. He didn’t want to die alone, and I want to avoid that fate too. Leila is a much better choice than GeishaKate ever would be. She doesn’t have any kids, and she has enough money to give me a degree of security if she divorces me.
The real reason I have decided to get married is due to pressure from my reptile alien superiors at the Illuminati. They need me to get married to maintain appearances when I shape shift into a human. Plus, they have guaranteed in writing that if Leila divorces me, they will call in a drone strike on her. With that kind of guarantee it’s safe to get married.