“You don’t need to eat to live;” they insist, “you don’t need air to breath. You don’t need thoughts to see where you’re heading, just follow your heart. The answer to your fate lies in your dreams… Come, come and follow us. We’re what is best for you. We’re your all and everything. Don’t let us go by. You never know what is around the corner. Come, come and follow us. Dreaming your life is no way to live. Come, come, listen to us, we’re your best friends, we’re your all and everything. Come, come and follow us.”
“Have you ever been tempted?” the Captain asks.
“What are you talking about? I’m busy. Hold the driving wheel tight and push on the pedal hard to get us moving while I try and stop the nonsense. Whatever you do, ignore them.”
Jimmy scrambles out onto the roof of the bus and clings to it, hoping that if he can throw a rope far up above him he’ll be able to ensure their safety back through the hook they came from. Inside, dreams are making themselves more enticing, funnier and more attractive.
“Hey Captain!” a familiar squawking voice utters, “why stay inside when you could enjoy yourself on the outside?”
“Labaguette!” the Captain exclaims watching his companion flying back and forth in front of the bus window.
“See?” the dreams carry on, “what did we tell you? Nothing is that bad after all.”
“You admit you’re not that good, huh?” the Captain retorts.
To be continued…