Because he knew I was staying at school late, he went to my house, put a trail of snickers (my favorite!) in a trail to my room. Each snickers had a word on it that ended up making a question asking me to prom. The trail ended with a rose on my bed and him standing outside on the patio by my room. I was so surprised! And it was very sweet :)
Determine what sort of foes you are facing, and whether turning on the lights will be advantageous to your success or not. Some creatures rely heavily on their sight, and can’t see you if you’re hiding in the dark too.
If you need the lights on, and they’re the motion sensor kind, stick your arm out or something first, before fully heading out there.
Once outside: DO NOT look inside of any cars. There are bad things in there, that only attack if you make eye contact.
DO check around any dark corners or alleys. If something is hiding there, you better be ready to face it when it jumps out.
Open and shut the trash can lid as quietly as possible
Once you are ready to go back, take a couple deep breaths, then
SPRINT LIKE HELL BACK.
Everyone knows once you’ve turned your back you’re fair game.
If you have made it back to the porch and the light is on, you are always safe. No night creatures can get that close to the light.