Peter returns home to relate to his mother and father the happenings at 47 Vassal Lane. Movses and Yepros are taken aback. 'Jennie is a good girl,' his parents state in unison, as they have for many a day. (They are talking in Turkish now, though Movses knows English well and speaks with a Swedish accent.) Movses offers: Let me go to Jennie's house and ask for her hand, the old country way. [Don't know exactly what my grandpa said though, because the treatment of his son was not what one would expect in an Armenian household and I can imagine Movses may have added a few well chosen Turkish epithets as part of his offer to intercede.] Peter explains further: Yester was planning to marry Jennie off to an Ainteptsi doctor, but Jennie loves me as much as I love her. I will go tomorrow, Movses answers.
Tomorrow arrives. Peter drives (with his father this time) to 47 Vassal Lane in Cambridge, parks his old Chevie in front of the Vartanian's three decker house. Movses and Peter walk the short distance from the sidewalk to the green wooden front door, and stomp up the three flights of stairs, Movses in the lead. Movses knocks. Yester answers his knock. (They are all speaking Turkish now.) Yester shows Peter and Movses the way to the living room and motions for them to sit down. Movses does not stand on ceremony, but he does not sit either. Movses: I'm here to ask for the hand of your daughter in marriage for my son Peter. Yester: I have already promised Jennie to Dr. P. . . .. Movses: Peter will marry Jennie. We want your consent. Yester: No, I told you she's already promised. Movses: If you say no, I will allow them to elope. If you want to see your daughter marry, you must consent. Yester: No. I told you she is already promised to a doctor. . . I won't have her marry your son. Movses: Ask your daughter who she will marry. Yester (calling from the living room): Jennie, bouria gel! Jennie walks into the living room, confident. Yester (also confident; she knows Jennie will do her bidding): Jennie, you don't want to marry this man! Jennie: Mama, I will never marry anyone else! And there ends Dad's telling of the story.