They've had her in this apartment for a few months now, since her last assignment.
It's nice, a little small, nothing special. Cleaner and quieter than the homes of her childhood, but that doesn't say much. The outfacing wall is all window and this high up it's so close to being able to see the whole world, but the view is locked away behind ugly buildings neighboring hers, dirty asphalt scrawled with argon.
The apartment had already been furnished when she moved in, possibly in an attempt to prevent Sookhee from stealing the furniture she needed and drawing attention to herself.
Sookhee finds this idea mildly offensive. Furniture isn't very exciting, and anyway she's stolen plenty of little things in this city with nothing more interesting to occupy her time, and hasn't drawn undue attention once. If she were a bad thief, they wouldn't have recruited her in the first place.
She's impatient for her next job. They give her a small allowance for rent and food and electricity, but that's nothing compared to what she'll cash in the next time she finishes a project. (Her earnings from the last assignment would have been enough to buy a much larger apartment, not enough to buy a personal ship. Sookhee spent the money on a very fancy pair of earrings.)
Eventually, her com lights up.