Plan Unknown

Adam’s main objective on the drive to Jenna’s was to not spill their Starbucks. One of the first things he learned about her was that she was a bear without her morning coffee. It was hard enough to convince her to start this little adventure so early in the morning. And despite all her protests, that’s all he would tell her, that they were going on an adventure. He pulled up to her building right on time, and she was waiting outside as agreed.

Without saying a word, he kissed her on the cheek and handed her a cup. After her first sip, she smiled and said, “can you please tell me now what we’re doing up at this unholy hour?”

“Good morning to you too, and no,” he said, then laughed. “But I do have one more request.”

“Don’t push it.” She rolled her eyes. “And good morning.” The few sips of coffee were kicking in and she was starting to feel a little more human.

Adam reached in his back pocket and pulled out a handkerchief, a vintage one that was his grandmother’s. He held it out and said, “I need you to put this on, please. I don’t want you to know where we’re going just yet.”

Jenna looked at him in mock horror, mouth agape. “This just took a turn into Creepyville.” Adam stood there still with his hand out, and even though he didn’t say anything, she knew by the look on his face that he wasn’t going to give up. “Oh, alright!” She turned so that he could tie the blindfold on, and then he helped her into the car.

“Jenna McElroy, prepare for your Valentines Day Extravaganza!” he said, as he got in the driver’s seat. Before fastening his seat belt, he patted down the outside of his coat, making sure that their boarding passes and the small velvet box were tucked safely inside the interior pocket. Then he put the car in drive and set off down the road. He was so pleased with himself for planning something this special for Jenna.

Jenna laughed. “Great! I love extravaganzas!” Though this was somewhat over the top, it was sweet how much effort Adam had put into this plan, whatever it was. She could hear the happiness in his voice.

Adam reached for Jenna’s hand, excited that their lives were about to change forever.


For my goal to write a story for all twelve months of the year, this is February’s. I hope to go with a common theme for each month!


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