Emily detailed how she bought herself some food that day and found a second-hand coat to keep her warm. She continued by saying that she then went to a shelter and explained that her parents had sadly passed not long before and that she had nowhere to go.
A shelter was her only option. That shelter provided her with support and warmth to start with, however, it quickly became an unsafe place for a young girl. The other residents of the shelter stole the few belongings she had, and she realized that she had to make a change in life.
A Brand New Block
Instead of the old office block that stood on the corner of the street where Sarah and Emily first met, Sarah discovered a brand new building with transparent walls, a prestigious design, and a sign, S.Shelter. Was Emily inside? And if so, what was she doing there? As Emily wasn't seen anywhere around, Sarah had nothing to lose and decided to go in.
The new building was not just another new building. Just like something about Emily drew her, there was something about this concrete and glass building that wouldn't keep her in peace. Sarah's heart began to beat fast and she didn't understand why. She walked through the entrance of the building, asking herself if this was going to tie the mysterious story of Sarah and Emily together.
She Was Beautiful
And there she was. Beautiful and tall, Emily began walking toward her. Emily said she was sorry for not showing up on time, however, there was something to do that couldn't wait. Sarah and Emily decided to go and have a coffee at a nearby cafe. They were enjoying each other's company, both feeling grateful for reconnecting again.
Emily began sharing her thoughts and feelings about the day Sarah gave her $30. It was a moment in her life that had such a great impact on the days to come. That was a day Sarah couldn't forget either, and although it was one of many, and Sarah would regularly help others, that day meeting Emily was different.
It Was Too Much to Take In
Sarah was heartbroken. She felt sorry for the horrible things Emily had to go through at such a young age. She was disappointed with the shelter, which, instead of protecting her, placed her in an awkward situation. She had nowhere to go at the time. Emily was sitting there with a comforting smile on her face.
She explained to Sarah that she was grateful for what life had exposed her to, as she is the strong woman she is today because of that. It made her appreciate life more and look at things more maturely. And this wasn't all. There was more to come, as the story was far from being fully told.
She Had a Change of Heart
After buying a warm coat and finding a rescue at the shelter, Emily realized she was not longing for materialistic things anymore. Wanting fancy dresses or driving big, luxurious cars was no longer on her wishlist. Emily continued telling Sarah about the tales of her life and everything that happened after they met.
She told her about when she entered a convenience store not far from the shelter, wanting to buy something to drink with the few dollars she had. When she approached the cashier to pay for the drink, she saw the lottery machine that was about to change everything.