The alarm went off. George opened his eyes, stood up still sleepy, walked to the TV stand, hit the snooze button, turned around, walked to the bed and went back to sleep. He would probably go through the same routine two more times before waking up fully. If the cell phone alarm was next to the bed, George wouldn’t wake up for an hour. It was early in the morning of a Saturday. George regretted working six days a week because there was no way to enjoy the weekend. At least he had something to look forward to, it was poker night tonight.
Lincey had waited all day for a phone call.
“Hello”, she said.
“Hi, how was your day?”, replied George noticing the tone, “It’s great to hear your voice. Love you.”
“My day was OK, thanks. Love you too. At what time will you pick me up for the poker night.”, she was into poker too. It was the best way to gamble without risking money. Their friends played for fun, and if they bet anything, it would be a couple of bucks.
George arrived at Lincey’s home at the agreed time. She looked beautiful. He had always loved her red curly hair and her gorgeous green eyes. After a sweet kiss, they continued to Frank’s house. They parked their car just behind Samantha’s car. The night was cold and somewhat overcast. He looked up to find the moon but it was hiding behind the clouds. He had read there was going to be a “super moon” that night. It was a shame it was overcast. “Maybe later.”, he thought.