Besides sitting outside her room, Susan liked to go for a drive. Her car was old and big and weather felt good with the windows down this time of year. She'd meander through the roads in town, then out in the country, then back in town.
It was on such a drive that Susan encountered Treasure. Susan was headed down Meadow Lake Drive, which was nowhere near a meadow or a lake, when her wandering thoughts were interrupted by the sight of a large woman motioning out of her open window on the far side of the road. She strained to determine what the woman's gesticulations meant.
It was then that a young girl ran out in front of Susan. Despite smashing on the brake pedal, her large vehicle struck the girl, who bounced off the chrome bumper like a rubber band. The girl straightened herself as she flew through the air, feet just inches from the asphalt. She moved a few feet before her body fell again hard against the road, her head finally landing with a stomach-turning thud.
"Treasure!" The large woman lurched out of her car as fast as she could, running to the side of her daughter. Susan's blood rushed to her head in one instance and back out in the next. She felt nauseous.