Welcome Home (Commissioned)
The sun was just starting to set, on Santa Cecilia. The town was quiet, the inhabitants starting to wind down for the day.
For one couple, it was looking to be just that, a quiet evening. Time for each other, no one else to bother them or to interrupt with work.
Jen peered out the window seeing Hector was walking up, a spring to his step.
She giggled, moving away from the window as a plan came to mind. She could hear him getting closer, the man singing to himself.
Always full of music, isn’t he? Typical Hector.
She ducked behind the door, grinning to herself.
A little trick. Just one.
Hector opened the door, letting out a yawn, relieved to be home. It had been a long day of working around Santa Cecilia and all he wanted to do was relax.
No more “one more set” from Ernesto, no more sudden work. Just rest.
He jumped, eyes widening, a hand coming over his heart.
“Ay dios mio! Jen, you gave me a heart attack!”