rain began to fall. she was damp and hungry and the energy was leaking out of her body, but she didn't want to stop. if she was at home, she'd run into her house, crawl into bed, and pull the quilt over her head. but she wasn't.

she paused in front of a cafe and reached into her backpack for an umbrella. then she stuffed it back inside, closed her eyes and let the rain fall upon her head.

and she kept walking.

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