At The Bus-stop
“You’re headed to the city too?”
“Right, stupid question. That’s the only bus this early.” After a few seconds, “You new here? Never seen you around.”
Sighing impatiently, “No.”
“Oops, my bad, probably didn’t notice you earlier.”
A frown behind the book.
“Oh no no! I meant that I’m always in such a hurry. You, of course, are very noticeable,” adding a toothy smile for good measure.
Pointing at the book, “Beth dies, you know.”
The book snaps shut as she finally turns to look at him, with murder in her eyes.