Lourdes need to go to the United States because his husband has left. She needs to get a better job and send money back home so that way she can be able to feed and send his daughter, Belky, and his son, Enrique to school.
I need to leave to the United States but I'll be back soon. I promise
Enrique always call her mother to ask her when is she coming back but even though her mother always tells him she will come soon, Enrique is losing hope.
When are you coming home mom?
Lourdes gets pregnant unintentionally and gives birth to a baby girl named Diana. His boyfriend leaves her. Belky is furious about the new baby and Lourdes sometimes can't afford diapers, milk and take Diana to the doctor when she is sick.
Enrique was staying with his father but he was abandoned once more because his father left with her new wife. He went to her grandmother but then he was thrown away because her grandmother María couldn't take his behavior anymore. Later, he went to his Uncle Marco but he then dies. With a lot of sadness because Enrique liked his uncle he finally went to her grandmother Águeda.
Enrique has starting hanging out in a neighborhood known as El Infiernito. He buys marijuana and sniffs glue. He tries to hide his drug habit from his family and his girlfriend María Isabel. However he is caught and kicked out of his grandmother Águeda house. María Isabel founds out and Enrique tries to stop but it's too hard.
Enrique and José try train hopping for the first time but they failed. Then he makes a decision to make a journey to the United States by himself to find her mother. He says goodbye and leaves just like the way her mother also did.