I looked at the other passengers. I had decided to keep my eye on the girl across from me who had fed a black widow out of the palm of her hand. There was also the pale buy with red eyes in the seventh row that was trying to keep to himself despite the fat lady across from and the girl behind him. I thought I saw another girl get on that had growled but I couldn't see her in the back.
I noticed the bus driver looking at me in the mirror.
"So how long have you been driving buses?"
"A couple of years now. How long have you been in uniform?"
"As an officer about six. I was in the army for five."
I stood up and started to make my way toward the back of the bus. Partially to check things out, and partially because I needed to pee.