supposes if desperation truly took hold, she could seek shelter in one of the many empty buildings (assuming they were truly empty, of course), but, then, what would she do for food? She lacks other resources as well, such as proper clothing and shoes, and if her reception at the gate is any indication, she should not assume she can rely on charity.
A partially dismantled fountain, long since run dry, sits at the center off the square, and upon it’s stone edge, Mercy takes a moment of respite. At the apex of the fountain is a small, cherubic statue
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