Near the end of high school, Jimmy and Sarah become lovers. On a date, they go to a blues bar to play billiards. From there, violence, robbery, and a crooked DA conspire to hurl Jimmy to the other end of inhabited space, into an area of danger and black, cold vacuum. Sarah is left behind. She tries to get on with her life without Jimmy. She goes to college, but it is no good. She cannot move on. So she leaves everything behind and follows Jimmy into space. Fate moves both far from their original dreams and expectations. The story is a relentless quest, continuing to an explosive conclusion in Milky Way Gala.