She sat alone in the darkness, waiting for him to return. The cold hard metal, weighty in her hands, steadied her nerves. As she wiped the sweat from her upper lip with the back of her hand, she heard the click of the key in the lock.
She braced herself.
He entered and fumbled for the light switch, cursing when nothing happened and he remained in darkness. She smiled.
"Wait... you must wait for just the right moment." she repeated to herself, as she had played out this scene hundreds of times in her mind.
The phone rang & he tripped over something on his way to answer it, cursing again. The answering machine picked up, and the caller hung up. This was not a part of the plan.
He stood up & headed for the closest lamp.
Now, it had to be now!
Just as the room was flooded with light, she stood up to face him.
"You forgot something." she said coolly, raising the heavy gold statue out in front of her.
He smiled. "It was intentional, I knew you'd bring it to me."
He grabbed the award from her & tossed it onto the sofa, and pulled her into him, kissing her passionately.
"Do I really deserve the award for the Most Outstanding Performance?" He asked teasingly.
She laughed. "I'll let you know in the morning...come on."
He reached for the lamp & turned out the light.