Written for Trisha and Mandy, who are both very convincing somehow.
"Why are you covering my eyes?" Chris asks, trying hard to keep his voice flat and unamused but unable to keep the curiosity out of it completely.
"Because I have a surprise for you," Darren replies in a sing-song, and Chris might not be able to see it, but he knows that Darren is wearing that big, excited grin of his. Like he’s the one about to get a surprise instead of Chris.
"We’re in my house," Chris states. Although that doesn’t really matter, not to Darren. He’s a surprise enthusiast, that’s not anything new, and the where of the surprise has never been an issue. Chris has come home to surprise dinners, picnics, bubble baths, forts.
It really was a good decision to give Darren a key.