It was a very cold day, it was wet and raining. I find myself waiting at the bus stop as usual, my nose itches and I am desperately trying to keep the mucus within my nose, lots of cars pass by, and all I have to my name is the clothes on my back, an umbrella and finally, a bus ticket.

Finally the bus comes into view, it stops and as I step on put the ticket into the machine and take my usual seat, the bus driver asks me to sit closer to her so that she and I could chat a little, as there was nobody else on the bus and it seemed she had something on her mind, we exchanged greetings and chatted a little, after stopping and picking up other passengers we reach the Robert Hall station, where everyone got off the bus, she decides to treat me to some lunch.

All this time I had no idea why she was doing this for me, she was much older than I was and I had no idea who she was, or what she did (besides being a bus driver) I knew she was of hispanic origin and she was very cute and pretty, and her name was Francesca, after hanging out for a bit, she got back on the bus and I got on with her and we talked some more,

Finally break time was over, she knew I was wary of strangers so she asked me for a favor, she asked me " Hey Melvin whenever you ride this bus and I'm driving it make sure you sit at this same spot" and I asked "Why" then she says "Out of all the people I've met, you are the only one who I feel comfortable talking to about my life with, I know we have just met but you remind me of my brother, he got killed in by a rival spanish gang and I used to talk to him alot."

I was crushed, a sadness came over me like never before she could tell how I felt by the few tears that fell down my face, she then said "I miss him so much, he was shy and quiet just like you, and the one time he comes out of his shell he gets killed, life is so unfair" I then asked her "What was his name?" she said "Cortez" she then showed me a picture of her younger brother and she started crying, all I could do was give her a hug and let her cry on my shoulder, after wards the bus heads towards my destination, it stops at the second bus stop, as I was getting off she stopped me and reached in her purse, she said to me " You're the sweetest person I have ever met and I want you to have something to remember me by, I also want to talk to you more, I had recieved 2 items

Her heart and her phone number.

....To be continued.