The Following Ficlet Takes Place Between 12:00 AM and 1:00 AM

12:17:32 AM

After Randall finished his reconnaissance of Sara’s house, he returned to Arnold and started drawing on an Etch-A-Sketch. “Here’s what we’re up against. All the lights are out, which is good, but there are two problems.”

Arnold gulped.

“There’s a security light right here, just shy of Chloe’s window. It appears to have a motion-sensor.”

“And the other problem.”

“Two guard dogs just over the fence. What we need is a diversion.”

“A what?” Arnold asked as Randall gave him a boost over the fence.

“A diversion.”

“What are you doing?” Arnold said, chills running down his spine.

“I’m climbing this ladder to rescue Chloe.”

“Then why did you push me over the fence!?” Arnold shrieked.

“You’re the diversion,” Randall said, knocking lightly on Sara’s window. She climbed out and stared at Arnold sadly. “We know you’re the mole. You led division to Starbucks and compromised our mission. Good bye, Edgar.”

“You can’t leave me here!” Arnold screamed, alerting the dogs to his presence. “I’m sorry!”

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