I had just climbed out of the shower when the sound of the phone ringing came to my ear. Quickly toweling off my hair I then wrapped the towel around my waist and padded out to the hall. Since I had just gotten home from my summer landscaping job I hoped the call might be from a friend with something to do that evening which was why I decided to answer the phone.
“Hello” I said after hitting the talk button.
“Jake, you’re home. Thank God” came the voice of my Mom over the line.
“It’s not for all that Mom, I sometimes do come home you know.”
“Yes I know Jake but I need a favor so no time for smart ass comments, okay?”
“Sure what’s up Mom” I told her as I checked out my reflection in the hall mirror. Had to be honest that I looked good. Since I’d started working out last year I had developed some decent size to go along with the definition I always had from being naturally slim and working hard all day in the sun had only tanned and hardened me further.
“Jake, your Father and I are out to dinner when you know who called me about some work.”
“Angie?” I asked her.
“That’s right and I need a big favor from you. It seems she lost the file she needs to complete a project of hers that’s due tomorrow.”