Those of common values, ideals, and goals flock together. Could be as simple as an equal admiration for a book or a general liking for a specific film. For some, it’s the need for freedom, a desire to be happy, or a chance to experience real love. Lyra Rossum comes to school wondering if it's her last day, as determined by forces outside her control. She has a bag ready for the day she finally decides to run, if she'll even have the strength. Gale Knight is perfect as per high school popularity standards. But no one knows what he cries himself to sleep about every night. After one out-of-character moment for Lyra, even Gale an't resist the idea of something new and different. Birds in their respective cages it seems, but maybe they each hold the key the other one needs.