I let it slip, just a little at first. I wanted to see his reaction. His fear of descending the high cliff was already clear, but I needed more.
I chatted with David about adventures of rock climbing, and how thrilling it was to reach the top. Without falling of course, I joked to him, enticing to the point of his joining me in today’s climb. Showing him the sturdy gear at the bottom of the ledge, I almost dared him to climb. Knowing he was of the macho genre, he would take the bait.
Reaching the top first, I peered over the edge eyeing my prey.