To put it politely, you can't polish a turd. And your story is the total opposite of turd. Making it the anti-turd..hmm, that didn't come out right.
If you enjoy writing your story, by all means please continue, I definitely enjoy reading them.
Ps. The flashback to Griswold telling the young rogue about the path of the heart is quite good. Never knew that price gouging blade monger had a soul