Annabelle frowned. She had been hitchhiking for a long time now, but there weren't many cars out around this area, especially at this time of night. She was really tired of being mistreated by her parents though, especially when they made her feel like an indentured servant who had to take care of her younger siblings, so that they could f--k off and not do anything.
It was time for a change. She was in her early 20s and had still never seen the world. They had made her feel like she owed them something just because she had been born. It was completely unfair, she thought. They shouldn't have ever made her feel like nothing was their fault and that she was supposed to be responsible for everything in the whole entire world. What a crock.
She sighed and put her tired thumb down. For now, it seemed that she would just have to keep walking. She would have to be careful in case one of the cars that passed might be friends of her parents, who would immediately call them and inform them of her whereabouts. Fortunately, she knew her parents didn't have that many friends, so she didn't have to worry very much about it going wrong.
Still, it was getting cold and late, and she was tired. She didn't want to have to sleep on the side of the road. That would make her miserable, and who knew what kind of a bad fate could befall a sleeping girl out and all alone in the world with nobody to turn to. She had heard enough horror stories about girls on their own to know that if she had a choice between putting her guard down and continuing to move, she would just have to keep moving, no matter how tired she was.
She was getting very discouraged when, suddenly, a pair of headlights began to shine from down the road.
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