Rory is broken, she hides it well but shes seen the bottom of the hole she's put herself in. She's a medical graduate working in a high class martial arts gym as the chief therapist. She hates it. She hates how rude, and ignorant fighters can be. She hates that they think they're allowed to push people around, and run their mouths. She also sees the change in people who come in broken, beaten and pushed around. The ones who make the change and stop being broken and beaten.
She likes that part of the job, watching people grow. She's trying to move on, after a bad relationship and a rough move to Chicago she doesn't think things can get much harder. But when smooth talking, good look Niall Horan comes into the gym as one of the new high class fighters under Nic's management she doesn't know how to handle him.