Terrorist attacks are nearly a daily occurrence, but Nora has never witnessed one first-hand. But one day, as she's out shopping with her mother, the bookstore they're about to enter explodes and a body falls to the ground directly in front of fifteen-year-old Nora.
Per standard procedure after such tragic events, Nora's mother takes her to TFC - a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic - as keeping such memories can cause serious mental damage. It's her first time, and she'll have her Mom with her to example how you first describe the terrible memory and then take the pill to erase it.
But... a mysterious guy that Nora only sort of recognizes from her school catches her eye. And he does something that is unheard of.
He spits out the pill.
No one else notices. And Nora's mind is reeling as she enters the room with her mother.
Then her mother's memory isn't the one she expects to …