Everyone else was looking at the moon that night. A celestial event, which made the whole thing even easier to pull off.
She quietly removed the lace curtain from the rod, twisted it, and tiptoed across the room to the sleeper in the twin bed. Just enough space between his neck and the mattress for her to slip the cloth underneath and wait for the right moment.
The seconds ticked off slowly and at the exact same time the fireworks were to begin, she yelled, “Surprise!” and tightened it with all her strength. She wanted him to see her face.
photo credit to Gah Learner
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