When young, Sundown used to trick Dad when he was drunk to get cash, so he wouldn't spend it all on booze.
A man attempted rape at thirteen. Sundown grabbed his head, looked him in the eyes, and shouted, "Go jump in the river!" He did. She ran home, packed a backpack, kissed her father, and fled. She got picked up by Frankie on a long haul, coming back to Dells. She took her to Lucky, because she thought the bucolic life would be good for her. Unfortunately, her foster father died of a heart attack when she was 15, and her foster mother died in a flood the next year. Sundown lived by manipulating and seducing the local teens into feeding her and clothing her with hand-me-downs. The farmers got angry and she fled again, this time upriver to Dells.