Mom, did you hear that Erica ran away?
Yes. I talked to her mother this morning.
How long was she gone? What happened?
About 12 hours. She met a man on the internet and she agreed to meet him, and she went with him.
That's scary. Why would she do that?
It's really scary. I think she was pretty angry with her parents. She's still angry with them for bringing her home.
Well, everyone gets angry, but getting in a car with a stranger - that's SCARY.
I would NEVER do that.
I'm glad to hear it.
I would be too scared to run away. I might get angry and tell you I hate you and I don't want to live in your house any more, but I wouldn't run away.