Eliza recognized the back of Angela’s head. She started to sneak up behind her, planning to cover her eyes and make her guess, but her excitement got the better of her and she ended up wrapping both arms tightly around her friend’s head, neck, and shoulders in a big hug.
Angela made an exaggerated choking sound. When Eliza finally released her, she made a show of gasping for breath as Eliza sat down on the other side of the booth. “Did you have to choke me?”
“Yes. How would you know how much I love you if I didn’t try to kill you every now and then?” Eliza grinned at her friend, eyes twinkling, and Angela smiled back.
“Well, in that case, I’ll have to repay the favor someday.”
“Are you kidding? That was payback for the time you almost got me killed right after you got your driver’s license.”