At 15, Meredith ran away with newborn baby Darner after her prostitute mother threatened to dump the infant on the streets, claiming that she was unable to care for both children at the same time. Meredith took on the role of caretaker for her baby brother and for nearly a decade they lived meagerly but happily together. That is, until thrall of blindness began to grip hold of her due to a sudden illness. Poor and desperate, Darner sells himself into indentured servitude. But tragedy strikes when Darner witnesses his own sisters death. With both his sister and his money gone he had no choice but to continue his servitude under a cruel master. But Darners future becomes interwoven with the fate of a particularly strange individual, completely turning his perception of the world on it's head. -and although Darner is tortured with the memory of his sister, she continues to watch over him just as she always had. Watching over him and his new family.