When the man finally stepped back Jude seemed to relax a little, his held breath was exhaled and he began to breath normally once more. He stared at the back of Mr. Knight's neck intently, as the man finally spoke and asked him why he deserved to marry his daughter.
"Because, unlike what you think, sir... I'm kind to her, I care for her, I love her and I know I can provide for her..." Jude explained, "And I will be pursuing the most formidable career I can find soon, so I can provide even more." Jude nodded, feeling that his answer was quite sufficient. "I will give her the life she wants, the biggest wedding she wants.... Of course, once I get a bit of money, so we wouldn't be getting married immediately, but I'd like the feeling of knowing I'm engaged, it's a connection of sorts.." Jude put a hand to his heart, and closed his eyes, smiling. He was head over heels.