"I want to know The Truth."

I look back at the Bus which is still waiting for Gabby, and us.

"Come on," I hear Aidan say to me, and see him slowly walk over to the Bus.

I now look at Jenny. "What do you want to know?" she has asked...but now I don't know where to start. I take Jenny's arm and start to lead her to the Bus.

"We can talk as soon as we know that we're definatly going to be on that Bus." That should give me some time to think of questions...And yet I already know what I want to ask. As we get on the Bus I look ahead to Aidan, but he's ignoring me. How could I ever have believed that he had feelings for me? I wander over to the Thirteenth Row again, still leading Jenny-it's as though if I let go of her, she will just vanish back into my imagination-and sit us both down. Now I turn back to her and try and voice the feelings in my head.

"I want to know The Truth."

"Who are you? What are you? Why are you here?" And finally:  "What...species are you?" The words stuck like biscuit crumbs to the inside of my throat but the ignition of the Bus' engine gets them going as the Bus itself moves unsteadily on. We have left Gabby and her companion behind.

But now that's not important. There is more in this World than anybody could imagine.

Most important of that is Truth.

And Faith.

The End

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