He told her to get on a plane to Vienna, so she did. He didn’t say why, and she didn’t give any sign of knowing what would happen.
A few days earlier, he and I made our plans via Skype.
I knew what he looked like, a little; I knew what she looked like, a little. I knew about when they would be arriving. And so I set myself up off to the side and waited, and when I saw them come I stayed a bit back—finding the best angle, while trying to remain unseen by her lest I spoil the surprise.
And in the end she said yes, and we went off together to immortalize the very first minutes of their engagement.