After about two or three minutes, though, Y and Z suddenly started walking away, and took up a spot by the wall on the far side of the hall. As far as anyone could tell by looking at us, we didn't even notice that they had left, but in reality it was a harsh blow to see that they would rather walk away to go stand in another place for no apparent reason instead of joining our pleasant conversation. We continued chatting for a few minutes so it wouldn't look like we lost interest just because Y and Z were gone, but it wasn't long before we remembered that we wanted to talk to Mindy, so we excused ourselves to go find her.
We took Mindy aside and asked her if we could all go somewhere and talk privately.
"Well, I'm on duty," she said jokingly, "but there are plenty of other chaperones here, so I can probably get away with a short break."
So we took her outside to our private spot on the brick wall and let her in on our secret. Mindy was twenty-six years old, but at heart she was as much a schoolgirl as we were, so she was at least as excited about the whole secret project as Amy was. We easily got her to agree to drop the package off in front of the door to Y and Z's room during the night so that there was no chance of her being seen.
"Ah, what fun!" she said, "This reminds me of when I was at BYU!"
"You anonymously gave heart-shaped cookies to guys when you were at BYU?" I asked, astonished.
"Well, not that in particular, but we used to do that sort of thing," she replied. This amazed me since I thought that it was already a bit childish for fifteen-year-olds to be doing such a thing, so I couldn't imagine what kind of college students would think that this was a good idea.
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