Day is a crimial and he can't be with his family because the Republic's soldiers are checking house for anyone who has the plague. A soldier put a strange red x on his house and his little brother Enden has gotten the plague.
Day went to a hositpal to steal medicine for his brother but the the hospital didn't have medicine for the plague so he jump from the window and left his chain behind and went running for his life.
A capital name Metias was chasing after him and Day threw a knife at his shoulders so he could esape and he didn't look back if the young capitin stay alive.
Thomas told June, the capitin little sister that her brother was kill by Day. June is the prodiey of the Republic and she is the youngest to become a soldier. The commander gave her brother place to her so she could capture Day.
June dress up like from the poor section and she got into a street fight because she saw that it was unfair a women fight a little girl and June broke the women hand. June was hurt so she pass out and people were after her and then someone throw a dust bomb to help her escape.
June was hanging out with the person who saved her which was a boy and a girl name Tess. She didn't know the boys name but she felt good with them since she lost Metias. She discover that she been with Day all along because he kissed her when he got drunk and then he was falling asleep when he put something around his neck but didn't have it. It was the necklace he went in the break in let June discover it was him