It was past ten in the evening. I thought I was the only passenger on the bus, but I heard children's voices from behind.
The children were apparently talking about a ghost story.
Child A: "…. and if you turn around, the ghost will snatch you away and carry you to the afterworld!"
I recognized the voice. I often saw these children on the same bus after work. They went to a crammer.
Child B: "Then that's easy. All you have to do is make sure you don't turn around."
Child A: "Yes, but I heard you can't help but turn around. The ghost would try all sorts of tricks on you to get you turn around."
It was nearly the bus stop where these two usually got off.
But it looked like they didn't notice it.
I thought I should warn them because I didn't want them to go home late.
So I turned around and said, "you are getting off here aren't you?"
Child A: "See, I told you so."