Every once in a while, you hear a man say, "My wife," and it kind of strikes a chord deep inside. There's a possessive quality that makes a woman go Mmm, and maybe even shiver a little. To be so completely needed, wanted, had. Even the liberated, feminist can't deny that clutch in the belly, that instinct to jump him when he speaks that way...
I have a story I'll be self-publishing in late 2016 [yes, that far away], and it has a hero/heroine married couple. Probably the reason I couldn't sell it in the last five years. Publishers think that the majority of readers want twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings... maybe they do. But sometimes you can't change the story to fit the market. Sometimes, yes. But not this time. :) There are a few tense moments in this book...now I need to go back through and see if I wrote those so strong words.
From the Gilmore Girls...
Richard Gilmore, talking to Lorelai: Of course it sounds insane! It is insane! That is not the point!
Lorelai: Okay, What is the point?
Richard: The point is your mother is upset, and I don't want her to be upset. You may not understand her world. I may not understand her world, but it is her world, and in her world, it is very, very important that she have that first cup of tea. And I don't care about your independence or what you told your mother or anything else you have to say. If MY WIFE wants the first cup of tea, she's going to have the first cup of tea! That's it!
From Jerry Maguire:
Hello...Hello I'm looking for my wife. Tonight, our little project had a very big night. It's all because of you.
Jim, from Office Space:
“Four years ago I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing I ever had to do, which was just to wait. Don’t get me wrong I flirted with her...For a really long time that’s all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with, but I think, even then I knew, I was waiting for my wife.”
Jack Bauer, 24:
"I'm the last thing that you will ever see if anything happens to my wife or daughter."
Dr. Richard Kimble, The Fugitive:
"I didn't kill me wife!"