Tony and Levita For Probably the Last Time
This is, more than likely, the last time I will see Tony and Levita "together" again.
I first met Levita 8 years ago, while she was going by the name "Coco". I knew her very vaguely from her relationship with Too Tall, who was, for lack of a better term, "a legend" with the local residents. She was sort of his sidekick.
Flash forward to 2015. I met Levita, and we both recognized each other from years ago. I talked to her, took her picture, and took her to lunch a couple of times. It was through her that I met Tony. She and Tony were friends. Not only friends, they had each others back. When you live on the street, it is hard to find someone you KNOW you can trust. Tony and Levita were that for each other. They were big sister and little brother. They were inseparable.
Levita got arrested in December of 2015, and spent a year in jail. She was paroled to a halfway house, and has started a new life with, according to Tony, a new man as well. Tony only sees her occasionally in passing, as she no longer lives on the street. Whenever he DOES see her, he feels largely ignored by her.
I can sense that Tony is really torn. He cares about Levita, so he is glad that she is getting her life together and no longer lives on the street. But on the other hand, it reminds him constantly of the fact that he is STILL on the street, and he has lost another friend.