“Ready to go?” Richard stood by the front door, keys in hand.
Rachel soon joined him. “Rather hard to know how to prepare without knowing where we’re going.”
Richard scanned Rachel’s body, taking in the tight jeans and bright t-shirt. “Really like the look,” he said.
Rachel followed Richard from the house to the car and settled herself into the passenger seat. “Really no way you’re going to tell me – not even a little hint?”
“Revelations will come in due course,” said Richard from the driving seat. Reaching into the glove compartment, he pulled out some black material, which he proceeded to fold several times before tying it round Rachel’s head, covering her eyes.”
“Rules state no peeping. Removal of blind will gather punishment.”
“Right,” said Richard. Revving up the engine, he reversed down the drive and turned the back of the car to the right.
Right out of the drive, Rachel reckoned, meant they were going into town. Rachel tried to follow the route but soon got lost.
Reversing, presumably into a parking spot, Richard switched off the engine and clicked off his seatbelt. Rachel followed suit. Richard left the car, closing the door, and then appeared beside Rachel, having opened her door. Reaching for Rachel’s hand, he pulled her out and closed her door.
“Right, let’s go.”
Reverberations caused Rachel to assume they were in an underground carpark. Rising in a lift confirmed her assumption.
“Romantic experience, sir?” asked a man.
Richard must have nodded, before leading Rachel over plush carpet to a well-padded chair. Releasing the blindfold from her eyes, he said, “Happy anniversary!”
Rachel blinked and looked around her. “Ritz, in jeans?”
“Right,” said Richard. “Really good, designer jeans.”
Rachel shook her head. “Really ordinary, everyday jeans.”
“Really don’t care,” said Richard.
Relaxing to the comfort of not having to keep to norms, Rachel began to enjoy her special evening. Rules could be ignored, but for one. Reminding Richard that they married in July and not in June would be unwise.
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