The room was cleared. Edna left reluctantly, told she must wait with the others. She looked back, eyes remaining on Ed, as she was ushered into the outer room.
The operation began as usual. Instruments were laid out in exact order. The process was well defined and followed with precision.
The initial cut was successful. The foil came off cleanly.
Insertion of the instrument was perfect—no surprises or obstructions. Removal of the object was clean.
Edna and the guests finally heard Ed's voice from the other room. “Success!”
Ed smiled with great satisfaction at the opened bottle of wine.