Last year, Sayaka had made a promise to herself.
After spending all of last winter looking for warmth and food, she swore that she would never live such a harsh life during one of the coldest times of the year.
But with no money and nowhere to go, Sayaka was unable to fulfill her very own promise she made.
So far, into the early few months of winter, the weather was harsh to her and all that lived on the streets of London. Snow and icy rain was always the worst since there was no way to avoid it. However, Sayaka and the few others she traveled with did what they could to keep warm. Weather it was a dumpster fire they huddle around or when they pressed their self together in an alley to keep warm, it was better than fighting the winter alone.
Most of the time, this plan worked out perfectly. But sometimes, even a fire couldnít withstand some of the nasty weather. The next set of action was to find a building they could all try and stay in until someone noticed and threw them back onto the streets.
This was plan that Sayaka never agreed with. There was nothing more humiliating then being called out as being homeless and tossed back out into the cold street. But where the group went, she had no other choice but to follow. After all, being alone would have been one of the most foolish things she could do to herself.
As snow fell down from the sky that night with no mercy for anyone who might have been caught in the blizzard, Sayaka and the group of others hurried into a tiny Pub. The sweet smell of alcohol and warmth greeted them as they poured inside. The Pub might have been small and horribly decorated for the holiday season, but it was filled with people which was even better.
The group slowly drifted around the Pub while trying not to look as dirty and as homeless as they all were. It made Sayaka happy for once that her new, oversize pea coat that fell passed her knees was all black. With the hood pulled over her hair, she could almost pass for a normal person.
Reaching into her pocket, Sayaka pulled out a few coins into her hands. It wasnít enough to buy food, but it would buy her a hot drink.
Going to the bar, she quietly ordered a hot chocolate which she received a strange look from the bar tender. But the older man made her drink and handed it to her without taking a dime. After thanking him quickly, Sayaka made her way to the furthest side of the pub that was empty. Pressing her back to the wall, she kept a close eye on the door.
Never did she go anywhere without keeping an eye on the doors and people around her. After all, there were people in Japan that would pay big money to drag her back there. Would they cause a scene in the Pub if they happened to find her? She didnít doubt it.
For now however, Sayaka just wanted to enjoy her drink while enjoying the warmth of the Pub for as long as she could.