She works on the car every day after school. She squeezes in as much time as she can with it between part-time jobs and studying for exams.
She is building it herself, based on schematics she found online. She ordered the parts, and installed them. The car is her baby.
At night, she drops to sleep exhausted, with oil and ink stains under her fingernails. She dreams of headlights in the dark, and roaring engines. She longs to race down mountain roads, drifting in impossible curves.
At last, the car is finished. Now all she needs is her learner’s permit.

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