Yes, that’s the problem. I mean, you just can’t brand a R over a W. It wouldn’t look right. I tried on paper, and it just always looked really forced. So we’ll burn a blank over to erase your old one completely, and then have EMR freshly branded underneath.
Oh stop crying. You’re lucky you’re not getting EMR-W! That would be even more painful, wouldn't it? I’d suggested hyphenating our last names. But Alan’s a bit old fashioned. Doesn’t really believe in feminism. So, I'll be EMR, and it'll say that on my credit cards and my passport - and on your left buttock. Actually, I'm kind of glad he insisted. It makes me feel very secure, as if by carrying his name around with me I'm holding his hand. I know it's not very feminist, but I'm just not a very feminist girl, really. Alan's made me realise that. That’s one of the reasons I love him, actually.
Sure. I won't say a thing.
Oh - and Alan left some shirts to be ironed - and he wants his shoes polished. Something else to get used to, I guess! It's going to be strange for you, having a man to run around after as well as me. Strange for both of us - I'll have to get used to not being the only one in charge. You know he's already offered to spank you, if I'm too tired some time?