The necklace was just, just beautiful.
Ever since Mags had given it to me that morning before she had headed off to work not in a terribly talkative mood, I hadn't taken it off. I just stood, looking into my little bathroom mirror, thinking how lucky I must be to have a friend like her. I just couldn't help but smile.
I was alone in the apartment and I was supposed to be cleaning up but I just didn't want to. I had made the bed and made myself a mug of coffee, but beyond that, I had done nothing. I started to wash some stuff up, but the water had been too hot so I just sat down and waited for it to cool down a bit.
I loved having a day off, don't get me wrong, but it was never any fun when Beth was away or when Mags was at work. She hadn't even given me a call like she normally does - she's probably preoccupied. - it's alright for those that get promoted.
My phone went off - it was Beth:
"Will be home in 10. Luv xx"
I wasn't sure how she would react to the necklace. Well, there was only one way to find out. I decided to employ my favourite tactic. I wandered into the bedroom and slipped into something a more revealing, covering myself up and keeping my body warm with a fluffy bathrobe that Beth had got me for our anniversary.
I quickly finished off the washing up, listening out for a noise in the corridor outside.
Five minutes later, I heard someone stop outside the door. Time to act.
I stood in front of the door and loosened the belt holding the robe in place. With a little twitch of my shoulders, it fell to the floor, just in time for the door to open.
"There you go, Beth." The landlord stepped in, starring at me in shock. "Oh hello, Tilda."
He didn't really know what to do, but kept his eyes on me more than he should. I tried to cover myself up with my arms but it didn't go that well. Beth came in and helped me, picking up the robe and covering me up.
"I forgot my key." she whispered into my ear.
"Sorry." The landlord said, avoiding eye contact with me, instead looking at my flushed face. He pulled the door, about to shut it when he opened it again.
"Nice necklace by the way." He said before shutting the door.