I sit in the head chair. Henry and Alice wait patiently beside me.
Me: (stepping hard on the brake) SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH!
I open the bus door.
Henry: You're the bus driver. We'd like to go to school, please.
Me: OK. Get on. Sit down quick, I ain't waiting here forever.
They sit in the chairs behind me.
Me: Hold on.
I close the door, slam the bus into first gear, and give 'er the gas.
Me: VROOOOOOOOOOOOM! (change gear) VROOOOOOOOOOM! (change gear) VRRROOOOOOM! (wrench the wheel to the right) SCREEEEEEECH!
Alice: This fast.
Henry: Mum doesn't normally drive the bus like this.
Me: You're mother's not here. (change gear) VROOOOOOOOM!
I look behind us.
Me: Oh, great. The Fuzz.
Henry: What's "the Fuzz"?
Me: The Cops, man. Let's lose 'em.
Alice: Cops, man.
We drive as fast as our yellow bus can go, turning screeching fishtails around every corner. Henry flaps his hands in excitement.
Henry: (glancing back) They're still following us!
Me: I have an idea.
I turn toward a stretch of road that heads toward the river.
Me: The bridge is up. (eyes narrow) Just as I suspected.
Alice: Cops, man!
Me: VROOOOOOOOM! (change gears) VROOOOOM! We're going to jump the bridge! Hold on, kids!
We speed to the edge of the open bridge and soar through the air, taking note of the many boats and sharks below.
Me: (shaking violently as we land) GOOOSH! We made it! Henry, are the cops still there?
Henry: They fell in the river!
We high five, then drive the rest of the way to school.
Later, we do a math sheet.