"I should put you on the plane. The plane you'll take to the bus you'll take to the car you'll drive home. I should put you on that plane" is how the story begins. In only an additional 298 words, Mills continues to pull the reader into this travelling scenario with a trip to a train station, and then a bus depot, all the while the unnamed narrator continues to refer to the person leaving as you and his/herself as I.
How is that sneaky? In the last paragraph, there is a reference to where the duo are when they briefly split up as the narrator goes on a coffee break. It is this reference, and the knowledge of what happens outside of the story that hits the reader like a sledgehammer to the chest. Sneak on over and take a quick peek.