Friday, August 31st, 8:00am
Milo (and Mortimer)
Milo sits at the window. Mortimer takes the seat beside him.
Mortimer: How’s the afterlife treating you?
Milo: You can see me?
Mortimer: I can. Because I’m dead like you. We only get to come out a few times a year–this is one of them.
Milo: What’s so special about today?
Mortimer: Bus is in to have the upholstery cleaned.
Milo: About time too. This seat is all sticky.
Mortimer: (laughs) That’ll be our friend Jake Drommen. He didn’t last long.
Milo: I’ve seen him. Do you think he’ll go straight?
Mortimer: Eventually. Sooner rather than later I think.
Milo: Got all kinds of people on this bus.
Mortimer: Oh yeah. Gals who work in dungeons, pick-up artists, cheaters, gossips, philosophers, cantankerous old people, cartoon characters … even a few vampires for good measure.
Milo: You forgot the cannibal.
Mortimer: Oh yes. I think that’s how The Darkness got the way he is–cannibalism.
Milo: Someone should tell Andrea.
Mortimer: She’ll figure it out for herself. The figuring will give her something to keep her busy while she gets over Edward.
Milo: True enough.
Mortimer: Not a bad place to spend an eternity. Keeps me entertained at least.
Milo: Is there any getting off this thing?
Mortimer: Not that I’ve found.
Milo: Have you ever tried pulling the cord to get the bus to stop?
Mortimer: Nope, haven’t tried that. But be my guest.
Milo: I think I’ll do that. (thinks about it for a moment) After I find out what happens next.
Bus out of service.