Ji Fang's mention of the Crimson Dawn reminds you of a night two years ago.
This was before Jun Da's wretched family showed up, so you spent most of your days on Clay Street. You'd snuck out of Jun Da's home earlier that day and spent the morning and afternoon with Boot and Chopsticks. When you asked about Dash, Boot gave you some silly answer that Chopsticks' face said was plainly a lie, but things kept interrupting you before you could press for more. Guards came by a time or two, the Basket Street Irregulars, another gang of kids, tried to start a fight, and Boot twisted his ankle on a jump between two roofs.
It's evening now, the sun setting behind the wall of Ba Sing Se and the sky is a hundred oranges and reds. Chopsticks didn't even wait for you to bring it up, he told you to follow him. More like motioned and then took off across the roofs, he was never much of a talker. He led you to Mama Feng's.
Right now, you're both perched on a rooftop across from the back window, looking down at a dining table. Dash is in the room, with another man, a guy who looks a little like Dash, actually, but older. Also in the room, is Tiss. Frail little adorable doll-like Tiss, smiling and looking at Dash with her big doe eyes. They're eating a nice meal together. You can only see Dash's profile, but he's smiling, too. Guess he does like Tiss best... huh?
"Dash has been here all day. He wouldn't tell me or Boot why." Chopsticks says quietly.