|Still in Medway
“I can’t see a thing, can you?” Selina whispered.
“Just your back,” Ann said dryly, “tell me again why we’re doing this?”
“I think Brad’s cheating on me, but if I confront him, and I’m wrong, I’ll lose him.”
“Perhaps the nickname Brad the Slayer is a cue?” Ann said dryly.
“He’s not like that anymore!”
“If you believe that, why are we sneaking through his backyard?”
“No, it’s simple. If you trust him, you’d trust him like you have for the past three years. He’s done lots of things without you, and you never batted an eye about them. Something’s changed.”
“OK, he seems to be keeping a secret now. Sometimes when I ask him how his day went, he gets a little nervous. Just little things like that.”
“And what do you think we’re going to get out of this sneaky spying? If he is cheating, you’ll be devastated and he’ll still be cheating. If he’s not cheating and he catches you spying on him, he’ll be hurt and upset, and he will always wonder, in the future, if you trust him.
Selina stopped short. “You’re right, as usual. What am I doing? I love Brad. I know he loves me. If something’s wrong he’ll tell me. Let’s go.” She turned around and marched them back to the car.
The next day Brad took Selina out to dinner. As soon he popped the question, and slipped the ring on her finger, all their friends came out of hiding, including Ann, who was in on the surprise the whole time.
“Why didn’t you tell me? I could have ruined everything!” Selina said, under her breath.
“Not really,” Ann said, “I knew Brad wasn’t home. I knew he was still in Medway picking up the ring.”