Alice, Chris, and I were at the bus stop, the bus to Sunny Day camp waiting for us. Alice and I were frantically attempting to pull Chris off of the stop sign pole he was clinging to. "Um, Chris, t-that pole is no doubt covered in germs, you know." Alice said gently. Chris's eyes sprang open. "No doubt?" he hollered, "That was what Angie said when Mom told us about Camp! She said, "Oh don't worry Buddy Boy! Camp will have changed, no doubt! Well what if it didn't, huh?" Alice was silent, I leaned over to her, "Don't take it personally, he's just scared." We finally pulled Chris off of the stop sign pole and pushed him onto the bus. "Why?" Alice asked, her huge hazel eyes curious.
Mouse and Leo were already on the bus. Alice sat down by Mouse. "Story time?" Mouse leaned in, seeing the grim look on my face. Chris sat next to me, window seat. He held onto my sleeve like a little kid. "Yes, Mouse. It's story time." I said. Chris whimpered from behind me. "You might not want to listen," I told him, "I'm telling them The Story." Chris whimpered again and curled into a little ball. Mouse and Alice's eyes got bigger with