This story can only be found bundled with the Erotic Novella “Business with Pleasure”
Stephanie had stood in the rain now for thirty minutes, and still he hadn’t turned up. She wondered why she put up with his shit, and then realized that she didn’t have to. Walking towards the bus stop in the long country lane, she came to a decision. She wasn’t going to put up with it anymore, seeing the bus she ran the last few steps, and then put her arm out to signal she wanted him to stop.
It was a Double Decker bus, so once she entered and paid her fare, she headed upstairs to her favorite seat at the back. That was another thing she hated waiting for—buses; this particular one was a good ninety-minute journey for it went straight through without her having to change. She found she had the entire top floor to herself, which wasn’t unusual on country buses and for the next twenty minutes it was a pleasant enough ride. Then she spotted two young lads getting on and coming up the stairs; this made her nervous. However, as luck would have it, she knew one of them; he’d been in her class at school. She couldn’t remember his name though and as he sat down, he noticed her at the back.
“Stephanie isn’t it?” he said.
“Yes, I’m sorry but I can’t remember your name,” she said, watching them both coming down the bus to join her.
“Philip Thomson, I sat behind you in English and this is Ray,” he said, checking her out.
“Oh, yes of course, I knew I recognized you from school, sorry. Anyway, how have you been doing since we left…um…eight years ago now isn’t it?” she replied.
“Yes, about that, I went into the army for three years, but I didn’t care for it much. I did get an engineering certificate out of it though, so it wasn’t a complete loss,” he said.
Soon she felt more comfortable and they started to joke with one another. They had both sat on either side of her when they came to the back; it was the only seat upstairs, which made that possible. She suddenly became aware of the fact that Philip had a hard-on as she spotted the bulge. Wondering what could have elicited that reaction, she looked down to find two blouse buttons had come undone. As she wasn’t wearing a bra, he must have had quite a show for the past ten minutes. Discreetly as possible, she tried to do them up, without making it obvious she knew about his erection.
“Oh, you spoilsport,” Philip said, making a face of disappointment.
“How long did you know I was exposing myself?” she said, smiling, for she could see the funny side of it.
“I was always doing that at school,” he confessed.
“What! Peeking down my top?” she said.
“Yes, I used to have such a crush on you, but you didn’t know I was alive,” he replied.
She realized there was some truth in that, everyone seemed to have their own particular friends at school. She leaned forward and gave him a friendly kiss on the cheek.
“That’s my way of apologizing, if I behaved badly towards you at school,” she said.
For the first time, she actually looked straight at him, and noticed he was quite a good-looking young man and not the spotty brat she used to know. He seemed to be blushing, which she thought was cute, but his friend who hadn’t said a word in the entire time they had boarded the bus, started to laugh.
“You’ve still got the hots for her, haven’t you?” said Ray.