As Lily and her dad drove down a winding dirt road cut into the green Irish countryside, all Lily could think of was the fact that she was missing her graduation.
She should have been with her friends, crowded into cheap plastic seats on the grass of the football field. Her best friend Gina would have taken a picture of her as she got her diploma and texted it to her. Lily would have done the same.
Instead, she was receiving Gina’s pictures as the beat up rental Jeep bounced up and down the narrow road. Her phone chirped to signal another smiling picture of Gina and the others, all crowded close, holding up their diplomas as keys to freedom.
Wish you were here, Lils~
Lily wished she was there too.
“Are we on track?”
“Huh?” Lily pushed the phone back into her pocket as her dad’s eyes darted over to her, rather than staying on the road.
“Were you texting?”
“No.” She’d received the text, not texted