Earlier: Lilly had to pack very little, when the time came for her to leave. She'd known, of course, that she'd be leaving even before she got the message on the radio (and wasn't that clever, the radio message!) and so had been packed for school for a long, long time. When the time came to leave, she simply picked her bag up, and sneaked out the door. It wasn't that hard, considering her arguing parents in the other room. She had left a note, though she knew it would not be read for a while. Though she knew it was dangerous for a girl of her age to hitchhike, she also knew nothing would happen to her (the driver of the car understood her bruised cheek) so she hitched a ride to the next town. She paid her the driver for her kindness with an origami flower and made her way to the bus station, where she followed the instructions of the radio message. As she got on the bus, an unfamiliar uncertainty fell over her. For once, she didn't know, exactly, what lay in store for her. She knew things would be different, sure, but how different? She took a deep breath as the bus took off and stared out the window, waiting to fall asleep. Later: Lilly blinked as she awoke and got off the bus, clutching her bag. Something told her if she stayed where she was, things would get exciting. Well then. Bring on the excitement.