Their West Virginia neighbors disapproved of their lifestyle.
They needed to take care of their aged mother.
The weather was too cold for Mama Lacy.
Mama Lacey needed the hospital in the other town.
To fulfill a promise to scatter Mama's ashes in Asheville
To go to a movie they both had been forbidden to see
For a dare Zany had accepted from Adam
To go to their favorite ice cream shop in town
They didn't lock up the car when they stopped at the rest stop.
They went into the gas station for snacks and left the car open.
They took Haberdashery for a walk, forgetting to lock up.
They didn't notice the suspicious woman leaning against the wall.
She fills a shopping cart with all kinds of things and abandons it.
She runs away with her friends to the beach and swims.
She paints graffiti on the walls and signs in town.
She turns up the music and dances around wildly singing.
A parent dying of cancer
Parents being divorced
Being stabbed by his father
Being rejected by his parents
Mama Lacey wanted to make it back to Asheville before she turned forty.
Zany was afraid Mama Shannon would try to bury the ashes.
Mrs. Madison told the girls they had to do something with the urn.
Zany was running out of opportunities to steal away in the car on her own.
They found his cellphone between the truck seats.
They stopped at a public phone booth.
They texted Adam on Zany's mother's old cellphone.
They borrowed someone's phone at a gas station.
Every gas station and rest stop.
A church they passed.
The coffee shop.
Her friend's house to chat.
That Mama Shannon and Zany move into Mrs. Madison's big home
That everyone promise to visit each other a couple of times a week
That Fella be allowed to go back to living in Mama Shannon's apartment
That Zany come to live with Fella in Mrs. Madison's house
The lawn of the Happy Thought Coffee Shop.
The beach that ran along their street.
The trail in the mountains where Mama Lacey never got to hike.
A hill where she had love to walk.