I truly like what you've done here: humanizing a character by showing that, despite the hardships life throws at us all, you can always have something- or like in this case, someone- to inspire you to get up out of bed and fight for your right to happiness! even tho Sunny's not SqurrlyJack's character, this makes me wanna make it all canon to the tale... it's that sweet! I believe you should show her this, if you haven't already! it's a rare find indeed: work that aims to show the more human side of "workers of the night", for as you may well know, they tend to be very vilified by their line of job which, more often than not, it's not something of a choice but a last resort when all other places refuse to grant you the chance at "an honest living"!
anyways, keep up the great work!