Eliza is a fun and spirited lass who hasn't had much in life, but has remained optimistic nonetheless. Her love for dancing and having a good time made her night work tolerable as long as she could get enough drink to fog her memory of the inevitable events. Recently, Mr. Eli has been requesting her company and it's been difficult for her to understand why he's ashamed of her in public.
Emeli has 5 younger siblings, her father is disabled and her mother died birthing the youngest. She couldn't make enough to feed them cleaning debris, so she tried working with the men carrying heavy materials from the quarry to the site. It wasn't enough. One night after an evening of drinking, dancing, and such, she was left a tip. It was the beginning of a lifestyle she sees as her only option.