Then Darry asked, I remember it was Darry ’cause he was the only rich kid, he asked what kind of ransom they thought they were gonna get for high schoolers. All sarcastic and whatnot. Always though he was a pushover. Huh.
They pointed out that if they were gonna ransom us, they would have let us keep our stuff so they could tell us apart. That made everyone shut up real quick.
At that point we knew they weren’t gonna let us go. I mean, everyone had sorta assumed this was temporary. Nobody kidnaps this many people and then doesn’t do anything with them. So we just sat there and started at each other.
We had a good thirty people on that bus. Thirty people against two guys and a dog. Thirty people. Whatcha gonna do?