"What do you want to be when you're older?" "Dead." * Zaki Kealoha has had a difficult life, ever since his father killed his mother before taking his own life. Zaki has never fit in, never had a true friend. He doesn't see a need for a friend, because he simply wants to leave this world. Reese Callaghan is more than mad when his dad moves their family down to Beaufort, North Carolina from upstate New York his senior year of high school. He figures this school is going to be just like his last one, full of people he can't stand. That is until he sees a boy with butterfly tattoos on his neck, and pen marks on his arm. Reese desperately tries to help Zaki, wanting him to realize there is a point in staying in this world.