She was fleeing.
The girl was fleeing.
Running away, further and further—she continued to run.
What was she running away from? Who was she trying to run away from? From what sort of place was she trying to run away from? Even leaving those questions behind, the girl ran, and ran, further and further away—and then she suddenly realised.
There was no need to run away. She did not have to flee. There was no reason for her to flee.
And so, the girl came to a stop.