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She would get on the bus shortly. I stretched my legs out and waited.
Vinnie drove me all the way to Stratford so I could be on before her.
I put my feet up and leaned back into my seat, feigning nonchalance as the bus pulled to a stop.
She entered amidst a large group – business people, young mothers, students – and glanced around the bus before sitting a couple rows ahead of me on the opposite side. She pulled out a book and put her back to the window, seemingly unaware of anything else.
Her bodyguard sat in the seat across from her.
The drop needed to be made today.
I stood, heels clicking on the metal floor. I picked up my bag and hurried down the steps and out the door.
I didn’t have to turn around to know she was following me.
Stupid detective. I’m the decoy.