Depressed, cold, and rained on Jessejo Magallon wakes up to Veronica Sandez visiting the burned encampment shortly past dawn on Valentine’s Day. Magallon is certain his tent was set ablaze by outsiders. Sandez believes that whoever burned his home to the ground; it was God’s will. Sandez has transitioned to a sober-living home for the homeless and has held down a part-time job for a few months now, checking on Magallon daily. This is the last day the couple would spend together there. All five residents dispersed to parts unknown and property was bulldozed within days.
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