Night Bus

Night Bus
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Night Bus


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It's 9pm on a Monday and the shadows cast by dead trees and old buildings submerge the world in grey.

A young fox waits at a bus stop. A long, vacant road stretches out before him. It’s strange… he's been going to this school for eight years but something about this stop doesn't feel quite the same… Has something changed?

He glances around.




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Empty.

Nobody's here. Gods, the bus probably left hours ago. He’s long past curfew at this point. Not that he was going home anyway, but still…

Better check the schedule.




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Well that doesn’t look right.

Did they...change the times, and uh, common language of this stop? How long has he been standing here, anyway? The air smells really weird. Stale and musty. It reminds him of something familliar he can't quite put his finger on. It’s making him dizzy.

He shifts, adjusting his bag.

His paw hits something.




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A blank name-tag pinned to his shirt. He doesn't remember receiving it. Did someone give this to him? Maybe...In the morning during orientation, before all the chaos. He probably just forgot about it. Yeah. That’s it.

He hasn't written anything down, but he gets the feeling that maybe he should. It’s just a stupid plastic rectangle but somehow it feels… important.

Really important.

Urgent-

-He digs out a pen from his pocket and holds up the tag. He starts to write and-

Hesitates.



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What, uh… what was his name, again?






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RE: Night Bus
>Nickolai, Nico for friends (if you had any).
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#3
RE: Night Bus
Vincente!
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#4
RE: Night Bus
>Lyle.
Noot noot doot doot.

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RE: Night Bus
>Nikolai Talos
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#6
RE: Night Bus
>Fox

Your parents are assholes.
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#7
RE: Night Bus
>Tom Thomas Thomanson Jr.
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#8
RE: Night Bus
uh..... William

Also, if this was a new sign... why would it have graffiti on it? somethings up.
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RE: Night Bus - Nickolai Talos


>Nickolai, Nico for friends (if you had any).

Please. As if he needed-
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Er, wait.  Who said that?


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Almost sounded like it came from above somehow…. No way. This ominous atmosphere must be messing with him. Everyone has a weird voice in their head, right? That's just how thoughts work. Totally normal.

So uh… His name. Yeah, that's-


>Nickolai Talos

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Nickolai. That feels right.

He flips over the tag. Looks like there's something written on the back.


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Weird. Maybe it's for some kind of name game they were supposed to play before the uh, "incident". It kinda feels pointless now but... should he write something?


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How about...


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While focused on the tag, Nico left himself wide-open to attack! Out of the ether, a strange cat blinks into existence. Or... maybe they just came around from behind, Nico isn't sure.

Gah! Who cares? He just let himself get jump-scared by some dumb cat! Nevertheless, he'll handle this situation with grace.



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With grace.

Nico sighs. Gods, cats are way too quiet. You turn around and one shows up completely out of nowhere! They may as well be ghosts.

Regaining his composure, Nico gives the cat his best casual (and totally inconspicuous) side-glance. Does he know this kid? They look.... kind of like a drowned rat with head trauma, but somehow that vacant stare feels familiar.

Wait a second, isn't that....




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RE: Night Bus
Bell. They're mute, and communicate in signs and expressions.
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RE: Night Bus
"My left is red-colorblind."

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RE: Night Bus
>Leslie
>"I can see dead people."

The cat is really adorable!
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#13
RE: Night Bus
> Sam, a nerdy kid who gets beat up a lot at your school.
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#14
RE: Night Bus
>Everyone calls her Alice. She likes to stare at people.
>She produces a bouquet and holds it out expectantly. Oh no...
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#15
RE: Night Bus
>I don't have a suggestion for their name, but I think they came from Hell
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RE: Night Bus
Ana, she a mute, has a habit of wandering around in the night, and this is the perfect time for her to begin her Nightly Wander.
Noot noot doot doot.

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RE: Night Bus
>Leonard
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#18
RE: Night Bus
It's Fel, right? They don't or can't speak, you think, but they're absent often enough you haven't gotten to know them that well.
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#19
RE: Night Bus
What is this... incident? Mass fight? Seems like both you and her have injuries.
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