Another month passes that changes Alex's life forever.
Alex recuperates and returns to school, a school that knows that he is gay and that he had "almost" died.
Alex's circle of friends seems to be shrinking, both at home and at school, and even his favorite teacher now treats him differently.
His very best friend is acting strangely and keeping secrets from him for the first time. His other best friend is now his lover, but it doesn't fit either of them well.
The wonderful present he was given for his birthday is gone, lost after almost claiming his life - but changing it forever.
Surprising acquaintances vie for his time and lead him into a strange circle of friends, and back into a hobby he had given up. A hobby that raises a ghost from the past only recently laid to rest.
And the nightmares...
Everything was different.
The week of final exams arrives, and Alex finds himself barely keeping up with current lessons. Distractions like Erich, and other old friends as well, take up his time, as well as new ones, like Kevin and the gang, and David. And Alex wasn't sure he could do what they expected him to do.
Torn apart from the familiar support of the Circle, and moving in a strange new circle of friends, he is stunned to come face to face with a specter from his past from even before Toby.
How much more could he handle?