Girl locked herself out and is trying to find a way to get to her apartment. Los Angeles.
I was on the second story of a duplex, but you could kind of get to the patio from the front stairs; so I walked up the stairs, climbed onto the railing, and tried to grab on to the rail of my patio. If I could get my hand on it and swing a leg around, I was pretty confident I could get onto the patio without much chance of falling to my death.
Taylor Jenkins Reid "Forever, Interrupted"
I'm totally confused about the meaning of patio. Is it balcony? Where do the front stairs lead? Google doesn't provide any pictures of dublex with patio on the second story and stairs to some patio:(