Love Haiku - Stakeout

"Alright, let's do this!" Sheryl yelled.

We were behind a wall that allowed us to peek out and take a look at Virginia's locker without being seen easily.

"Then maybe you should quiet down," I said to Sheryl.

"Oh, right," she said in a hushed tone.

"Alright, you keep an eye on Virginia's locker, and I'll keep a lookout for anyone coming down this hallway," I said.

"Okay," Sheryl poked her head out a bit, while I leaned back on a locker, looking down the hallway that we were in.

About ten minutes later, Sheryl tapped me on the shoulder, "Look James, someone is heading towards Virginia's locker."

I poked my head out as well and saw a boy heading towards the locker. He stopped in the area and turned so that his back faced us.

"That's got to be him!" said Sheryl.

"Wait!" I yelled.

But it was too late, Sheryl jumped up and yelled, "Stop right there!"

"W- What?" The boy turned around in surprise as the locker opened – the locker next to Virginia's.

There was a silence in the air as Sheryl realized what just happened. A moment later, she recomposed herself and muttered, "Never mind, I thought you were someone else."

"O- Okay." The boy went back to his business.

"Why didn't you stop me?!" Sheryl scolded me in an annoyed, hushed voice.

"I tried." I said.

"... Right, sorry."

We resumed our positions again. After fifteen minutes or so, Sheryl poked me in the shoulder again and whispered excitedly, "There's someone else heading towards the target!"

We watched as another boy headed towards the area. He stopped in front of Virginia's locker and took out a letter.

"Ah ha! Gotcha!" Sheryl stepped out and pointed a finger at the boy, "Stop right there!"

"Huh?" The boy turned around while his hand was slipping the letter into the locker – the one above Virginia's.

There was a pause as Sheryl realized what had happened.

"Ah!" she yelled in frustration. "Never mind! Go back to what you were doing!"

"Okay..." The boy said, puzzled. Nonetheless, he finished slipping the letter into the locker above Virginia's and left.

We resumed our positions again, but nothing happened for over an hour, at which point, we went home for the day.

The End

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