Sometimes December thinks the world is out to get her, personally. Her "friends" say it's the same for everyone, but they've got parents still. She doesn't. Vale provides "care" for orphans but her foster family barely has time for her. They keep her fed, alright, but they don't listen to her when she tells them she's a girl.
So she's stuck with this stupid short haircut and this stupid part-time job and the girls she dreams of being. She's never going to get a real education, never going to get to work with Dust. All her "friends" are fake.
She shoulders it, as best she can, and works.