I called my friends with my brand new cellphone, and made them come over. I told them I had an announcement to make.
5 minutes later the doorbell rang. I opened the door, and Bernt, Olaf, Kåre and Jølle was standing there like sticks. Earlier that year we agreed to join each other for vacation this year.
“Though I’d love seeing you freeze to death, I don’t wat to clean up the mess. So get in,” I said.
I made them sit in the couch, while I fetched a bell. I started shaking it, and roared out:
“Hear ye, hear ye, yours truly has an announcement!!! I just ordered thy tickets, and the destination is…” An eerie silence fell between us.
“… The United Kingdom!” Bernt raised his eyebrows and smiled.
“Hahaha, good one. You sure are hilarious,” he said sarcastically, “now, tell us already, where are we going?”
“I’m going to slap you soon,” I said while smiling, “we really are going to the UK!”
“WHAT?! Are you high?” they said at the same time.
“I thought we were going to Japan or someplace great,” Bernt said with tears in his eyes.
“No, unfortuneately. Now, I have plenty to do, so get the hell out,” I said, “we’re leaving tomorrow. Get here all ready by 11 am.”
The next day, we arived at Heathrow Airport.
“Juuuuuust great,” Jølle sighed, “why did we go here? Were you drunk or something?”
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“No,” I replied with a dark voice, “all the planes for Tokyo were crammed full.”
“Now, let’s get out of this airport.”
We went to a Japanese restaurant, and ordered sushi. We ate it all up, and ordered some sake to drink afterwards.
We went to a huge mall, i think it was called “Harrods.” Olaf bought aone of those huge, green foam-fingers, Bernt bought a DVD, Kåre bought an inflatable doll named “Barbara,” and Jølle bought a sandwhich. Me, myself and I bought sake, sushi and some Japanese movies.
“Well, this was one productive day,” Jølle said. We made it just in time for the flight home, and we parted without tears.
Kåre looked at his dool while grinning at me. I shivered with subconscious fear, and went home.