The seats felt very hard underneath her, and the bright colors were preventing Lauriel from closing her eyes and falling asleep. Besides, she couldn't because the dread of leaving home had finally gotten to her. Moving out of the house and into the tavern was one thing, but leaving the town completely was another. At least she still saw her parents on a weekly basis, then, and they did slip her a little money through the barekeeper. At least she thought they did.
Lauriel wondered if her parents even knew she had left. It's not like she took the time to write them a note or to visit them or anything. Now she felt a little guilty. But then again, she was her own person now! Lauriel didn't have to ask her parent for anything anymore! After all, they DID throw her out.