As she waits for the Nurse to come back from her secret meeting with Romeo, Juliet bemoans how long it seems to be taking. Finally, the Nurse returns. But before she gives Juliet the good news, she decides to have a little fun with her charge, and goes on and on about her aching bones. At last, the Nurse tells Juliet that she is to meet Romeo and Friar Lawrence today. As a bonus, she’ll leave a ladder out so that Romeo can climb into Juliet’s room that evening. That way, the newly married couple can spend the night together.