A woman, about her age, spoke to her. The first person to speak to Abbey for two days.
Happily Abbey joined her under the umbrella and they set off. Sadly, Abbey began babbling. It had been so long since she had someone to talk to, it overwhelmed her. She had so much to say!
The woman began to bristle.
Abbey realised she was being annoying so shut up. However, it was a bit too late. The woman stopped after only a block, said, “Here, shelter under the bus stand…” and strode off quickly.
Abbey couldn’t prevent the tears from racing down her face.
She was so alone.