Paul: I don't think we've been properly introduced.
I'm Paul Sutton.
Victoria: Victoria Aragon. I'm sorry about the bus.
Victoria: I feel terrible. All the problems I've caused you. You should just
keep going. Who knows what will happen to you next?
Paul: There's always the possibility of a forest fire, I suppose. Why aren't
you on the bus?
Victoria: My stop.
Paul: You're waiting for a ride.
Victoria: No. No. A miracle. He's going to kill me.
Victoria: My father.
Paul: Listen, if you're still worried about that picture--
Victoria: It's not about the picture. Oh, God.
Paul: Look, it's none of my business, but if you'd like to talk about it...
Paul: "I was not meant for the conventions of this world, not meant to be
tied down. I'm a free spirit." Who's
a free spirit?
Victoria: My professor. He and I were...We--We were...
Paul: I don't know your father, but I don't think just because some free
spirit broke up with
Victoria: I'm pregnant.
Paul: Oh. Oh. You're very upset. I can understand that. Definitely understand
that. But, Victoria, look at the positive side. It's a new life coming into the
world. That's a miracle in itself, right?
Victoria: "I will kill anyone who dishonors my family." How many times has he
said that? A hundred times, a million times?
Paul: I'm sure it's just a figure of
Victoria: It's not. My father means what he says. Always. He's--He's very
old-fashioned. If I come home this way without a husband, he'll kill me. I know
Paul: How about if you do show up with a husband?
Victoria: Who does what, comes for the day and then just leaves?
Paul: Yes, sure. Comes to meet the family, stays one night, leaves in the
morning, puts a letter in the mailbox saying he's...
Victoria: Abandoned me.
Paul: It happens.
Victoria: You're very kind for trying to help me. Maybe it might
Paul: Miss Aragon.Victoria. There's me.
1. Tie down
意为"Constrain, confine, or limit 束缚，受限"，例如：As long as the children were small,
she was too tied down to look for a job.
2. Break up
Break up 可以表示"结束一段关系"，例如：
Their marriage broke up last year.
当表示"与……分手"时，用 with 引出分手对象：
Finally, David decided to break up with Lily.
3. Figure of speech
本意是"修辞"，这里表示"打比方，说说（而已）"，例如：I didn't really mean she was in outer space it's
just a figure of speech.