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243. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Tuesday, May 1st, 6:00pm
Joel (and Howard)

 

Joel sits at the window with a box on his lap. Howard takes the seat beside him.

Howard: Hey, how’s it going?

Joel: Hey, Howie, long time. I’m good, I’m good. Movin’ in with Holly. She just had the baby.

Howard: Oh yeah? Congrats, man.

Joel: Thanks.

Howard: (points at the box) Buying baby stuff?

Joel: Nope. Moving.

Howard: On the bus?

Joel: Yep.

Howard: You shoulda told me. I’m picking up my new truck. How much you got left to move?

Joel: This is the last box.

 

Next stop: Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:00pm

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37. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, October 7th, 9:00pm
Holly (and Edward)

 

Holly sits at the window, staring out. Edward takes the seat beside her.

Edward: Hi.

Holly starts crying.

Edward: Are you okay?

Holly: (sobbing) My boyfriend left me!

Edward: That bastard!

Holly: I know! And I’m pregnant! And my husband is going to kill me!

Edward: (raises an eyebrow dramatically) Your husband?

Holly: Yes! What am I going to do? My husband is going to know it’s not his!

Edward: I can take him out.

Holly: (wipes her eyes and takes her first good look at him) What do you mean, “take him out”? Who the hell are you?

Edward: I’m Edward. I mean take care of him. You know … (hisses, showing his plastic fangs)

Holly frowns and stares at him silently.

Edward: Is your husband home now?

Holly: (stares for a moment longer, considering) Actually there’s this guy named Joel…

 

Next stop: Sunday, October 8th, 2:00pm

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15. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Adult themes.

Friday, September 15th, 10:00pm
Joel and Holly

 

Holly: (whining) Buses make me sick.

Joel: (sighs) Hold on babe, it won’t be much longer.

Holly: So, do you think I should tell Bill tonight, about the baby?

Joel: About that. You said he’s going to be mad, right?

Holly: (nods) He might be okay if he thinks it’s his, but when he finds out it’s yours …

Joel: Yeah, I get the picture. So the way I see it is this. We can either take off together, maybe go across the country where he won’t find us or …

Holly: … or what.

Joel: (takes a deep breath) I know a guy who knows a guy who can take him out.

Holly: What do you mean, ‘take him out’?

Joel: What do you think I mean?

Holly: You mean kill him!?

Joel: SHHHH!!!! (whispers) Yes. What do you suggest? Just let him kill me? And you? And the baby maybe?

Holly: (retches) Oh God, get me off the bus now!!

 

Next stop: Saturday, September 16th, 4:00pm

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7. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language

Thursday, September 7th, 5:00pm
Joel and Pete

 

Joel: So you know that Holly chick I’ve been talking about?

Pete: Oh, the married one?

Joel: Yeah.

Pete: You been seeing her a while. Couple of months – that’s gotta be a record for you.

Joel: Yeah, well she’s knocked up.

Pete: No shit! Is it yours?

Joel: I wish I knew for sure. Either way, I’m gone.

Pete frowns.

Joel: What? Her husband’s going to kill me if he figures it’s me, which he will if it’s mine because they’re both white and well, fuck, she’s just not fucking worth it. She’s going to be raising it alone one way or the other so what would you do?

Pete: I might know a guy.

 

Next stop: Friday September 8th, 11:00pm

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1. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Friday, September 1st, 5:00pm
Joel and Holly

 

(Sitting on the bus, second seat on the right)

Joel: Look, I know you don’t want to get caught, but …

Holly: But what? If my husband finds out we’re together, he’ll kill me.

Joel: (holds her hand) But, I was going to say, I can’t live without you. I love you. And anyway, he’s going to find out about the baby sooner or later.

Holly: I can tell him it’s his.

Joel: Yeah right. And when it comes out Asian?

Holly: (whining) Ohh, what are we going to do?

She puts her head on his shoulder and he kisses her hair

Joel: We’ll figure it out, babe.

 

Next stop: Saturday September 2nd, 3:00pm

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