The dark of the night was perfect cover for the two of us as we snuck across the road, both of us holding our breath as if that would somehow make the clattering of the heavy metal ladder we carried cease. The grass softened the sound of our footsteps, though it did nothing to the ladders racket as we hefted it upright and settled it at a comfortable slant against the front of my house.
I patted the bricks in an affectionate fashion before whispering under my breath, "Sorry, again." This was the second time tonight that my poor home had to feel the grating of the metal against its face - but it was the only way I was able to sneak in and out of my two-story window effectively. With a drunken giggle, I turned to my partner in crime and gave a small flick of my hand in a wave.
"See y-you at school t-t-tomorrow, Craig. Hope your hangover isn't too b-bad." I murmured, before using the same hand to rest on a rung of the ladder beside me. The tall raven-haired young man peered down at me, ap