Chance's father is a alcoholic. They have been struggling with money and live on a old run down sailboat. Chance finds out his father lost his job and he has no idea how he will pay the mortgage fee. He does the only thing that can take his mind off of it and runs.
After he is done running Chance is confronted by the man and is scared of him. The man wants him to pick up a shady package by a tree while running. Chance in return will receive some money in a backpack. He will put the package in the backpack and put it in the locker.
Chance at first does not want to do it but realizing how bad of a situation him and his father are in, he is forced to do it for the money. After a couple of days of running he finds a package.
Chance gets into a fight at school trying to defend Melissa. She was accused by a boy named Brian Mitchel because he thinks Melissa is happy that Brent Miller died. Brent was in the army and died by getting blown up by a bomb. He had visited the school earlier and Melissa bashed him for not knowing his facts.
Chance and his father are discussing about the packages. Chance tries to tell his dad that it is just gems like the fat man told him but his father wants to hold one. They find out that it is not gems but terrorists bombs.
Chances father sacrifices his life to get rid of the terrorist bomb and blows up the boat. Chance is in the helicopter shocked by his fathers bravery and patriotism.