Zarina, a literary scholar and creative writer, has avoided romance
Zarina: You did what?
Afzal: It’s not that big a deal, behti.
Zarina: How many times have you done this?
Afzal: Twice. (Beat.) Okay…. More than twice.
Afzal:.... Meet him for your poor old father.
Zarina: You’re not poor. And you’re not old.
Afzal: For your lying and manipulative father. Who only loves you. And would gladly give his heart and his life for you to be happy.
Akhtar, Ayad. The Who and the What. Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, and Co. New York, NY. 2014. pp. 21-29.