Surprise Phone Call

   Ever wonder what happened to a dear friend?  A phone rings and suddenly doubts disappear as you smile and feel silly for ever doubting that friendship.

Tuesday begins for the newlyweds with H&A Security showing up at 8 AM, by 9 the Drapery Co. also arrived, plus the backhoes and saws where all in use. “Craig can we go somewhere quiet tomorrow, like Briar Leaf or Swan Lake . . . this noise is deafening!” Carla declared holding her hands over her ears. “Yes Carla, tomorrow we golf.” Craig called and got a tee-time for 10 AM at Briar Leaf.

Blackie and the Centerville Police & Forensic showed up about 10. Their work only took them under an hour to dust for fingerprints on the jewelry chest, the prints where already on file for Carla and Craig.

Craig’s cell phone rang around noon. “Marcus this is a pleasant surprise.”

“Craig we are coming up for your reception and will be opening up my place, I need a ride from O’Hare, wondered if you and your lovely bride would care to pick us up.”

Marcus asked as Craig agreed, “Sure when are you coming in?”

“Actually this Saturday, Delta Flight 2129 from Miami. We’re scheduled to arrive at 2:30 PM. I was talking to Allan yesterday and he said you’ve been having some problems Craig.”

“Yes a little Marcus, but the security is being installed today and that should make it safer around here.”

“We’ll see you Saturday then.”

“We’ll be there, see you then Marcus.” Craig smiled—his friend was coming home.

The noise was all worth it, the sheer draperies where up and closed and the alarm was set. “Sorry that I dropped the ball on the security honey.” “It’s all fixed now my love.” Carla curled up in Craig’s arms, on the sofa in front of the fireplace, “Sleep will be peaceful and unthreatening once again” Craig whispered in her ear as he nibbled on her neck. “Hmm . . .”


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