It's a cool, quiet night on Licorice Street. Lamps flicker among the streets and the air is still, a light layer of snow brushing the streets. Briar is on her way to Hyssop District to buy items for the household she serves but is stopped along the way by Sanaa, who dropped a precious belonging earlier that day only to just recently realize it, but snow is now covering the entire area.
A drunk Elsie comes stumbling across them, being unstable from too much wine-drinking at Juniper Bar, having a bottle in hand. The two ladies try to make sure the drunk Alchemist doesn't do anything too reckless while trying to find the lost possession.