Rowan and Ash gaze up at the stars, Rowan doesn't get to see them very often since she can't be outside their house without getting killed because she doesn't have gray eyes
Rowan runs up the stairs to hide cause she hears the door knob jiggle. Her mom and Brother, Ash, go to open the door. If Rowan were to be seen they would take her away because she doesn't have gray eyes. Families at this time were only able to have one child. Which would then be identifies with grey eyes
One night Rowan decides to go for a run, this is really risky for her if she gets caught she will be sentenced to death cause hey will notice she doesn't have gray eyes which reveled she is a second child.
That same night while Rowan is wandering the streets, going through allies to stay away from anyone that might blow her cover, she then meets a girl named Lark, which will then become her best friend and even lover.
A few days pass, Rowan decides to leave her house and puts her life at risk once again. While walking she runs into people just like her and are second children and that the first thing she notices because they don't have dull grey eyes.
The next day , Her family calls her out of her room and gives her the news that the government has found out she is a second child and need to go live with another family who has no children. Which Rowan would then become the only child.