~Emma, chapter 8 (volume II)
Well, then. Which of our important nothings shall we tell you first?
What might that imply?
We must, of course, contradict the statement above (though it DOES come from our favorite literary hero), because in this case a surprise was a very agreeable thing indeed.
Well, my friends, as you may have gathered, Amy and Melody are once again together in real life. Only this time Amy didn't know it was going to happen.
YES I SURPRISED HER.
I have no idea how I pulled that off.
Well, actually I DO-- verrrrrry carefully and much planning was involved-- but I'm surprised it actually worked. (So in a way it was a surprise for us both :P)
You see, my parents had a vacation last week and they were going to visit my oldest sister, who lives in a state that is, shall we say, a lot closer to Amy's than mine is. So I wanted to visit her at the same time, and then I thought, wait, she won't be EXPECTING me to be the next one to visit her... OOOHHHHHHHH.
JANE, YOU SLY THING.
Long story short, on Saturday afternoon I was standing in her kitchen when she came home from an Outing. Her mamma and two youngest siblings kindly came and collected me from the airport while everyone else was gone.
Now, Amy, tell us what you thought. :D
I should note that the first, extremely rude, words out of my mouth were, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?" but I promise I didn't say it like THAT. It was more of a squeal-sort-of-crying kind of thing. And of course I was in total shock. Haha. Which was, I believe, the general idea. It didn't quite seem real at first to just walk into my house and find my best friend standing there grinning at me. We did one of those big squashing hugs. :D
Melody and my mamma had kept this a secret ever since July (though Melody's Personal Plots and Plans and Machinations had been going on since February) and I still can't fathom quite how they did it, but at any rate, I was surprised. :D My other siblings didn't know until the day before and the day itself, so they weren't able to spoil the surprise for me, and Mr. Knightley wasn't there to make snarky remarks about it being inconvenient, so all in all it was eminently satisfactory. ;)
You guys (er, girls) should have SEEN her FACE. It was quite a fun sight to behold. It all went so fast though, and then it was OVER. Well, not exactly, because she was in different stages of shock for basically the rest of the evening. Heehee. :D And oddly enough, it was quite surreal to see HER again, after hanging out in her house for five hours before she got home. (That, let me tell you, was AGONY.)
And of course we simply had to write a blog post and tell you all about it. :)
That was, of course, the condensed version, so if y'all have any questions for me about planning the surprise or for Amy about receiving the surprise, feel free to ask.
Cosette, we don't know what else to say, so we shall make no more sound and instead shut up and leave you with a nice quote.
“Our friendship has roots as deep as if we’d known each other for a lifetime…”