moratorium_mai: (Curious)
Mai Kashiwagi ([personal profile] moratorium_mai) wrote in [community profile] nexus_crossings 2016-08-25 01:24 am (UTC)

Mai hadn't expected that kind of answer. She had hoped that the lady would point in a direction, or--or something! Just how was she going to answer her question without sounding like a crazy person? How could she explain in a way that made sense?

It didn't matter how the woman was dressed, or whether she had a home of her own to go back to, or not.

"I was walking, and..." She shook her head, certainly not looking or feeling any less insecure. This was crazy. Insane! She couldn't have gotten lost on a pathway she had taken again and again. "The video store's just a few blocks down the street!" Mai was going to be late for school! She couldn't get caught skipping out again. She didn't want to end up in detention. "It's like everything changed when I followed the sidewalk..." She shook her head and shut her eyes a moment, clearly distressed. "I know that doesn't make sense, but that's what happened."

What if I can't go back? When that thought crossed her mind, she immediately dismissed it. She was going to find a way back. Dad. Call Dad. She looked back at the woman, not caring how "Could you at least help me get to a phone? I have to call my dad... Where are we, anyway? Do you know?"

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