"Who's your hero now?" --- Aribella's life is changed in a matter of minutes. Previously living her goal as a teacher's aid, Ari finds herself in the middle of a blazing fire on a school excursion. With promises of rescuing her, a stranger, by the name of Delsin Rowe, comes just in time to help free her from the fires grasp. There's just one condition to surviving: Ari can now control the power of smoke. Turns out, Delsin is actually a conduit, a mutated human who can control any kind of power at will, and he just happens to be the most powerful in all of America. Worried for Ari, Delsin's tribe demand that he teach her how to use the powers, and force him to let her stay with him for the duration of her time left. With Ari now under his protection, Delsin finds it hard to continue living his life the way it used to be. But the two soon find common ground, and thus, become good friends. As the date draws near for Ari's departure, their feelings grow for each other, and soon romance begins to sprout in their future. But with family still at home, waiting for her, Ari knows her little vacation is coming to an end. Can Delsin convince her to stay, and live her life as a conduit with him? Or, is there another reason that Aribella needs to go home so badly?