And now we wait
Moms usually seem to know everything… except when they don’t. This particular mom missed something pretty huge – her son sneaking a girl in to stay with him overnight despite her strict rules against doing that. You know who did notice, though? His stepdad.
This internet hero, who goes by Tricky-D online, not only noticed but also decided to share his stepson’s subsequent attempts at sneaking the poor girl out of the house without mom realizing she was ever there. Soon, thousands of people began following, and had only one question – could the stepson pull off the perfect crime?
Hearing movement upstairs
Whatever night of bliss his stepson had shared with this as-of-now anonymous girl, it was over. It was now morning, and the entire family was up. Needless to say, junior couldn’t just have his lady friend leaving out the front door, so what would he do? Would he be able to smuggle her out to safety? Tricky-D couldn’t wait to find out.
At 10:39am, he heard definite sounds of movement coming from the room above him, which just so happened to belong to his stepson. The two lovebirds were definitely awake as well, and might have been panicking. Neither one had been able to go to the bathroom yet, and tensions were likely mounting.
Not noticing the dead giveaway
Meanwhile, Tricky-D’s wife, completely unaware of the high-stakes game being played in her very home, went about her Saturday morning routine, which included cleaning the house. Off she went, hopping from one room to the next like a tornado made of mops. So eager was she to see her house spotless, in fact, that she missed a dead giveaway that something was amiss – the pair of all-white sneakers by the door.
No one in the house owned them, Tricky-D revealed, and so they must belong to the mystery girl. Her existence now confirmed, Tricky-D saw an opening. If they were quick enough, perhaps she could be smuggled out while mom was cleaning.
One escape route blocked
Alas, the best-laid plans of mouse and men often go awry, and the stepson’s plan of getting his main squeeze out quickly went sideways as just the same. Giving his audience the lay of the land, Tricky-D explained that there was a side door that might have been perfect for getting any unwanted visitors out of the house without certain moms being the wiser.
The side door was near the kitchen and literally at the bottom of the stairs, making it so easy to go down from the top floor and out the door to freedom. Only one problem – the girl would have to remain barefoot, as her shoes were all the way on the other side of the house.
It’s now or never
It was now 11am. The clock was ticking, and both bladders of the two young people upstairs were likely about to burst. Mom had moved on to furiously scrubbing the bathroom, and Tricky-D snapped a photo of her in action. She was so into it, in fact, that she didn’t even notice him doing it.
As many people like to do when they clean, she had music cranked up to 11. At face value, this was as good an opportunity as they were ever going to get. Mom was distracted by something else, and music was blaring – muffling any sound made by a girl sprinting to get her shoes and then back across the house. No guts, no glory, folks.
Remaining on the sidelines
It was at this point that Tricky-D’s rapidly growing audience began chiming in to say that he should help the kid out. After all, he was the only person in the house with full knowledge of what was going on both sides of this titanic struggle.
Tricky-D, however, wasn’t having any of it. “He’s an 18-year-old grown a** man,” he replied. “We live and die by our choices.” If his stepson was man enough to bring the girl into the house, he was man enough to get her out.
“He who hesitates is lost,” the saying goes, and it was proven absolutely true. The stepson and his lady friend didn’t seize the opportunity to get out while mom was in the bathroom, and now that window of opportunity had closed.
She’d moved on to cleaning the kitchen, which – if you remember – was right at the bottom of the stairs. They couldn’t get down without being seen. Was all truly lost? Tricky-D polled his audience on who they were rooting for, and “young love” ran away with the vote.
Seeing an opening?
While the stepson and one-night companion couldn’t have known they had the internet’s backing, maybe it gave them inspiration somehow. After all, mom usually lays down for a few hours to read after lunch, especially after cleaning her tush off all morning, Tricky-D revealed.
If they could just hang on until that happens, they’d be free and clear. There was only one catch, really, but it was a big one. They’ll have to wait for another hour or so until that happened. Could they (and their bladders) hold on?
The audience is getting jumpy
Thousands of people were now on the edge of their seats, and were pestering Tricky-D to post more updates. The only problem was that he was updating the story in real-time, meaning he was waiting for events to unfold just as much as his audience was.
He had no way of knowing whether it would end with a bang, or a sad little whimper. He even said that he was afraid the story “wouldn’t live up to the hype. You know, like a Ben Affleck Miramax movie.” Um, burn?
Getting a shock
It happened. It finally happened. The girl couldn’t hold on anymore, and went downstairs to use the bathroom. Tricky-D was absolutely floored. Not just by her audacity, but also by the fact he recognized the girl!
She was one of his stepson’s closest friends, but it appeared they were now a little more than that. Still, if she was spotted mom might be convinced it was just a “friendly sleepover,” as she missed out on the very obvious noises coming from upstairs that Tricky-D himself said he’d heard at 4am.
However, it seemed as if that situation was going to remain hypothetical. Mom gave no indication that she had seen a young woman who was definitely not supposed to be there go down from the top floor to use the bathroom before slinking back upstairs.
Was she truly still oblivious to everything that was going on, or was she busy plotting her own revenge scheme? Tricky-D had no idea himself, and regretted the fact that he couldn’t ask. It would just spoil the fun.
Grabbing the shoes
As the minutes ticked by, it seems that the occupants of the upstairs bedroom were starting to get desperate. After the girl’s bathroom break, it was time for the stepson himself to make an appearance.
Tricky-D thought maybe he was just sick of it and about to confess the whole thing, but the kid proved much slicker than that. Completely nonchalant, he casually strolled downstairs and grabbed his friend’s shoes before sprinting back up, side-eyeing his stepdad the entire time, who gave him a little wink for his troubles.
Love conquers mom
The stepson and his friend were playing the long con, and it looks like it had finally paid off. Her Saturday chores now being completed, mom went to lie down and do some reading.
She was out of commission for a good two to three hours, and the two rascals upstairs may well have invited in a marching band. It was all over. “Looks like young love finds a way, for now!” Tricky-D tweeted, likely feeling bittersweet about this epic journey now coming to an end.
Out the (side) door
Just to provide some closure for his loyal fans, Tricky-D informed the public that both the stepson and his girl had indeed hit the side door near the bottom of the stairs, and were now gone.
“I don’t know about you,” he said, “but I need a drink after that suspense. That was amazing!” It really was, and both him and his audience were grateful he was there to watch – and report – as the whole thing unfolded.
Tricky-D was finally able to talk to mom about what had just transpired. It turned out she wasn’t oblivious to the girl sleeping over at all. She knew the girl was there, but since she and her son were close their entire lives, she never imagined anything might happen.
She was actually worried Tricky-D would get upset if HE found out. What she wasn’t aware of, however, were the 4am intimate noises. “That was a fun treat for her to find out after half of Twitter already knew,” he concluded.