Linda G. Hill

Life in progress


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283. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Sunday, June 10th, 10:00am
Drommen and Phillipa

 

Phillipa: That was one hell of a night, Trigger.

Drommen: I know that’s the name of a horse, but it doesn’t do much for appearances when it comes to longevity.

Phillipa: Oh you’ve got that. At least after the first three times.

Drommen smiles self-satisfactorily.

Phillipa: And you make one hell of a breakfast.

Drommen: Thank you. What time do you get off work?

Phillipa: (shrugs) Later.

Drommen: Do you want to get together?

Phillipa: Already? Next thing you’ll be asking me to meet your family.

Drommen clasps his hands on his lap.

Phillipa: Cool it, Sport. I’ll give you a call sometime. (kisses him on the cheek. Whispers:) Thank you.

Phillipa gets off the bus.

 

Next stop: Monday, June 11th, 5:00pm

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282. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, June 9th, 8:00pm
Drommen (and Hillary)

 

Drommen sits at the window. Hillary takes the seat beside him, holding the iPad he gave her.

Drommen: Hey there.

Hillary: Hi.

Drommen: Enjoying your iPad?

Hillary: Yeah, thanks again for that. It’s great. So you want to do something?

Drommen: Actually, I’ve got a date tonight.

Hillary stares for a few a seconds, then blinks back tears.

Drommen: Look, I need to be honest. I’m never going to change, and nobody’s going to make me.

Hillary: But I thought …

Drommen: I’m sorry if I gave you the wrong impression. I’d like to be friends if that’s okay.

Hillary: (stands and throws the iPad in his lap) FUCK YOU! You’re just an asshole like all the other guys I know. FUCK YOU!

Drommen: I’m sorry.

Hillary slaps his face and storms off the bus.

 

Next stop: Sunday, June 10th, 10:00am

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223. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Wednesday, April 11th, 5:00pm
Hillary (and Drommen)

 

Hillary sits at the window. Drommen stops in the aisle beside her.

Hillary: (looking up at him) You gonna sit?

Drommen: Is that an invitation?

Hillary shrugs. Drommen sits.

Drommen: How have you been keeping?

Hillary: Okay I guess. I got hit on by another guy on the bus the other day.

Drommen: Not another flasher, I hope.

Hillary: What do you care?

Drommen: (sighs) I do care about you.

Hillary: So you wanna get together then?

Drommen: Change of heart?

Hillary: (shrugs) You’re better then Sean. He’s an asshole.

Drommen: (pats her knee) Know what? You can find someone better than me too. (moves to get up)

Hillary: (grabs his sleeve) Wait! I didn’t mean it that way.

Drommen: Yes you did. And so do I.

Drommen changes seats.

 

Next stop: Thursday, April 12th, 5:00pm

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210. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Thursday, March 29th, 7:00pm
Edward (and Andrea)

 

Edward sits at the window. Andrea takes the seat beside him.

Andrea: Eddie!

Edward: Please don’t call me that. Where have you been? I’ve been waiting for you for two days.

Andrea: (flutters eyelashes) You have?!

Edward: Yes. Didn’t your friend tell you?

Andrea: No. In fact she’s been giving me taxi money.

Edward: Drat.

Andrea: But I’m here now! I got this, like, great new job, and …

Edward: You’re not blond. I need you blond.

Andrea: Wh … what for?

Edward: A party. (nods with satisfaction) I want to take you to a party.

Andrea: What kind of party?

Edward: A … blond party.

Andrea: (smiles) Sounds like fun! When is it?

Edward: I’ll have to check. How soon can you be blond?

Andrea: I can do it on, like, Saturday morning.

Edward: Excellent. I’ll see you Saturday.

Edward stares at her.

Edward: Can you let me out please?

Andrea: Wh … That’s it?

Edward: What else is there?

Andrea: I don’t know. Like, a kiss goodbye would be nice.

Edward: Don’t make me jump out the window again.

Andrea: (gets up slowly) Okay then. (calls to him as he gets off the bus) See you soon, Eddie … Edward!

 

Next stop: Friday, March 30th, 8:00pm

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186. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Monday, March 5th, 6:00pm
Hillary (and Drommen)

 

Hillary sits at the window. Drommen takes the seat beside her.

Hillary: Hey.

Drommen: Hi there. Sorry I couldn’t make it the other night. My sister needed me.

Hillary: That’s okay.

Drommen: Are you busy tonight?

Hillary: (sits up straight) No.

Drommen: Still got that weed?

Hillary: (smiles) Yeah.

Drommen: I’d invite you back to my place, but we’d be alone. I’ll understand if you’re not comfortable with that.

Hillary: No! No that’s fine. Sooo … what does it do to you anyway? (bats eyelashes) You said you’d tell me when I’m nineteen …

Drommen: (grins) I could show you right now if you’d like.

A man steps up and taps Drommen on the shoulder.

Man: That’s enough, Sir. I’m going to have to ask you to come with us.

Drommen: … but I was just going to …

Man: Ma’am, is this the man you were telling us about?

Hillary: No! It’s another guy!

Man: You don’t have to be afraid to tell me. If this is him …

Hillary: It’s not! It’s another guy who kinda looks like him. The other guy has a mole!

Drommen: Look, if I could just show you what I was …

Man: There’s no need for that, Sir. If you’d just come peaceably.

Hillary: No! Don’t take him! He’s not the one!

Man: You’re not the only one to identify him. I’m sorry.

Hillary: Jake–

Drommen: It’s okay. You have other things to worry about. I’ll see you later.

The undercover cop leads Drommen to the door.

Hillary: (calling to Drommen) I’ll be waiting for you, Jake!

 

Next stop: Tuesday, March 6th, 7:00pm

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184. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language

Saturday, March 3rd, 6:00pm
Hillary (and Sean)

 

Hillary sits at the window. Sean takes the seat beside her.

Sean: So how’d it go with your lover boy the other night?

Hillary: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Sean: He said no, didn’t he.

Hillary: I still don’t know what you’re talking about.

Sean: Did he show you his “thing”? (chuckles)

Hillary turns to the window, ignoring him.

Sean: I hear he likes showing it off.

Hillary continues to ignore him.

Sean: What’s his stupid name again?

Hillary: (snapping at him) It’s Jake, and it’s none of your business!

Sean: He said no. I knew it!

Hillary: Go fuck yourself.

Sean: I think you’re the one who needs the fu…

Hillary: FUCK OFF!

Sean: Oooh, touchy! All right. Fine. I’ll back off. (looks to the front of the bus) Hey, look who’s getting on!

Hillary: (sits up straight and sees a mother and daughter: strangers, boarding the bus) Fuck off. (she pushes him out of the seat as he doubles up laughing) Asshole.

Sean walks to the back of the bus chortling.

Hillary: Asshole!

 

Next stop: Sunday, March 4th, 1:00pm

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177. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language

Saturday, February 24th, 7:00pm
Hillary and Sean

 

Hillary: I was so fucked up yesterday when I left your place.

Sean: Yeah, that was some good shit. I can get some more.

Hillary: Can I buy it off you?

Sean: Fuck no. Why?

Hillary: Oh, nothin’.

Sean: You want to smoke that guy up that you meet on the bus.

Hillary: (crosses arms) No I don’t.

Sean: Yes you do. I don’t know what you see in that creepy old perv.

Hillary: He’s not creepy or old or a perv!

Sean: Oh fuck, girl, you got it bad.

Hillary snorts and looks out the window.

Sean: Okay, fine. I’ll let you have some. But I he’s gonna say no.

Hillary: No he won’t.

Sean: HA! I knew it! I fuckin’ knew it!

Hillary: (mumbles) Asshole.

 

Next stop: Sunday, February 25th, 10:00am

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