"I want to show you something" Will said with a soft voice and intense eye contact.
He gave me a cheeky look and a crooked smile. "You'll love this. Now, close your eyes and do not open them until I say so."
No this was going to be interesting.
I did what I was told to and closed my eyes tightly. My body was stiff and I had to remind myself to breath. All my senses awoken. I could hear every sound, I could smell the candle lights and I could feel the sticking material of the sofa. Seconds passed, and I began to wonder. I heard him mess around with something in the room, though I could not identify the object. Suddenly I heard him take a deep breath and my whole body reacted by tighten all the muscles. I sat at the very edge of the sofa. It was about to happen...
Then I heard it.
It was a hollow sound, and metallic, but in a soft way. First, one tone that started out gently and carefully, then, it was joined by a deeper tone, which slowly increased the speed. More tones joined in. They spun in and out of each other, creating real music. It somehow sounded as the wind, it sounded like the blue, clear sky. The deepest of the tones reached my skeleton.
This was not what I expected, but it was indeed beautiful and very sensing. And mesmerizing, apparently, 'cause for some time, I had totally forgotten where I was.
As the tones were at their highest, I was really beginning to feel impatient to see this mysterious wonder. Maybe it was just my imagination, but as I grew more and more impatient, the tones seemed to tease me, and it only made me more annoyed. Suddenly it all seemed to slow down, and when he had hit the last tone, there was only the silence. He kept teasing me.
"Okay, you can open your eyes now."
I didn't have to search for long to find the instrument. He had it in his lap. A big metallic UFO-shaped drum.