As I turned to look at the time, I jumped up. It was nearing 2:30 and I got completely side-tracked by work – again. I didn’t have much time before I had to be at Maddie’s house.
Thirty minutes later I was speeding down the freeway and cursing myself. I dialled Maddie’s number.
“Hello?” she answered on the third ring.
“Hey,” I smiled. “Are you ready?”
“Uhm almost,” she mumbled.
“I’ll take that as a good sign,” I chuckled. “I’m going to be ten minutes late.”
“That’s a relief. I’ve been running around hoping you wouldn’t be on time. But thank you for calling.”
“I’ll see you soon.”
“Bye,” she hung up.
I walked up to her front door and rang the doorbell. Sean opened the door and glared at me. Maddie rushed out from behind him, pushed him out of the way and exited the house.
“You didn’t tell me that your date was with him!” he glared at Maddie.
She grabbed my hand and began pulling me towards the car. As we moved towards the car, she looked over her shoulder and shouted “Bye!”
I laughed at her antics.
Once we were buckled in, she turned towards me and grinned. “Where are we going?”
“Well if I told you that would ruin the surprise,” I rolled my eyes.
“That’s okay, you can ruin the surprise.”
“No, I’m not saying a word,” I laughed.
“I promise that I will act surprised,” she bargained.
“Forgive me but I’d like to witness the real thing.”
“Fine,” she huffed and turned to face the window.
“Okay, so now I have to blindfold you so that you don’t get any ideas until we’re there.”
“There is no way that I am wearing a blindfold,” she crossed her arms and glared at me.
“Lucky for you, I just said that to distract you. We’re here.”
She looked out the windscreen and her face lit up in excitement.
“See the real reaction was definitely worth keeping this a surprise,” I murmured, and she blushed.