Expecting the interruption, Leo ruffled the paper and mumbled, “Hmmm?”
“Honey, I was just wondering if you remembered what tomorrow was.”
Leo smiled to himself and turned to look at his new bride, trying not to let her see the smile. “Tomorrow? Oh, yes, of course, April Fool’s Day.” He put down the paper, stood, and pulled her in for a hug. “Don’t worry, honey, I’m not going to spring any kind of weird surprise on you.”
Kristin pulled back from him and said, “You did forget. You swore you wouldn’t forget and you did.”
Leo laughed and said, “Come on, Honey, I didn’t forget. Come with me.” He led her out to the car, put her into the passenger’s seat, and said, “Here, let me put this blindfold on you.” He tied a black scarf around her eyes, closed the door, and got into the driver’s seat.
It was only five minutes when Kristin heard gravel under the tires and the car stopped. Leo got out and then she heard the door open next to her. Pulling off the scarf, he said, “Okay, Honey, open your eyes.”
When her eyes adjusted to the light, she saw twenty or so men standing around the car. “Leo, you’re scaring me. I didn’t ask for a bunch of men.”
Leo laughed outright as he walked to the back of the car, opened the trunk, and pulled out his duffel bag of gloves, balls, and bats. “Come on, guys, let’s get this game underway,” he shouted as he ran out onto the middle of the diamond, followed by the two teams. “Come on, Kristin, here’s your diamond and you’re the star pitcher.”
Kristin squealed, grabbed her pitcher’s glove from the back seat, and ran out onto the field. As she got to the mound she looked at Leo and said, “Come on, you no-hitter, get up there. I’m going to strike your butt out every time you’re at bat.”
Leo shook his head and ruefully wondered if he had misunderstood when she had asked him for a diamond for her birthday.
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For my first prompt, I'd like to ask that you write a poem or a short story using diamonds/diamond as your subject or in your poem or story.
If you write a story, please keep it under 500 words if possible, and your poetry can be any length.
Please use TWE , Tuesday Writing Essentials in your title and your tags so that I might find it and of course post it to Gather Writing Essentials. Please Post before midnight on Monday, April 4,