“Hey there, cutie.” Devin grins and starts to slip into the empty bus seat, but Keisha puts out a hand to stop him.
“Sorry,” Keisha says. “This one’s saved… for Jesus.”
Devin rolls his eyes and moves back. A few minutes later, at the next stop, Jesus gets on. He hands the driver a transfer slip.
Keisha waves to him. “Hey, Jesus! Sit here, Jesus!”
Jesus sits, looking confused. “Shapirrta ekhtuvehn msi-chra?” he mumbles.
“Man, you know I don’t speak that crazy ukh-huk language!” Keisha laughs.
Jesus furrows his brow and looks around. He smells like sweat, fish and coarse wool.