Hyacinth flops onto her bed in the room she shares with her younger sister, Daisy. Tears are streaming down her face. "Hyacinth, what's wrong?"
"How long have Richard and I been going out?" Hyacinth asks with a sniff. She's concerned about her relationship.
"About a year and a half, why?" Daisy asks rubbing Hyacinth's back.
"We don't seem to be going anywhere. He's scared to kiss me and I don't know if he's ever going to propose either." Hyacinth says as she sits up and hugs her knees. "I want to give myself to him fully, but I can't until I know that we are going to be serious or married."
"I know Richard didn't want you to know about something that he did the other day, but you deserve to know. He went and talked to father, but I don't know what it was about." Daisy confesses.
"Richard talked to Daddy? That's interesting." Hyacinth dries her eyes with a tissue. "Do you think Richard is the one for me?"
"Richard has fit into the family so well. He's kind to you and you are happy every time you see him. I can see the love in his eyes and yours when you're together. He's the perfect man for you. He's exactly what you've always said you wanted in a man." Daisy says telling her elder sister the truth.
"He is my perfect man. I just wish I knew how committed he is to me." Hyacinth says sadly.
"He wanted to get to know your family. He is so devoted to you. He's spent the last 18 months cultivating this relationship. He sees you every day of the week. He is so committed to you. I only hope that the rest of us can be as lucky as you have been." Daisy tries to reassure her sister.
Suddenly the telephone downstairs rings and Hyacinth jumps. "Onslow may be the one for you Daisy. You seem so happy with him every time I see the two of you together. Don't lose hope." Hyacinth says gently.