Sphinxie and Cadence. Promised to each other in childhood. Drawn together again as teens. Sphinxie is sweet, compassionate, and plain. Cadence is brilliant, charismatic. Damaged. And diseased. When they were kids, he scarred her with a knife. Now, as his illness progresses, he becomes increasingly demanding. She wants to be loyal - but fears for her life. Only the ultimate sacrifice will give this love an ending.
Two teens are drawn together, promised to each other since childhood by their dreaming mothers. The girl is sweet, empathetic, and ordinary. The boy: brilliant, charismatic - and ill. No one knows it yet, but he is incapable of feeling. Their relationship twists and turns to a terrifying climax about making the ultimate sacrifice.