The auto charger was in the car, but she had a plug-in type at home.
The letter from the auto insurance company lay abandoned on the kitchen cabinet.
Now it would be a trip to Fayetteville so the rental agency could verify the cause of damage - and then a call to her auto insurance company.
A real live mystery, even if it's probably only a fender-bender auto case.
There in the blur of a passing auto and mirrored in descending waves of rain was the huddled figure of Cynthia Byrne stumbling across the parking lot toward the road and the beach beyond.