Immediately, a tiny bit of alarm set in on some faces, astonishment on others. In the pit of my stomach, a moment of sheer panic sprouted. It was hard to breathe. I needed to get off now, almost said it out loud. I pushed it down and tried to make more space for my head.
When we pulled into the next station, the door didn't open again. Someone laughed, some sighed, someone said kick the door, I said push on it, someone talked about not wanting to go to work anyway. The door opened, and the hordes stepped out. I was able to relax a little.
This may be a long day.