The story introduces George and Hazel. They are in their house in the year of 2081 and watching tv. Everyone is forced to be same, and anyone who is different must conceal their trait that makes them an individual.
George and Hazel's son, Harrison, escapes jail, and takes off his handicaps on live television. He found his Empress, and she took off her mask and weights. He was able to get other people to take off their handicaps too.
Harrison and his Empress have fallen dead due to taking off their handicaps, and having people take off theirs too.
George comes back to the living room after grabing a drink, and had noticed Hazel has been crying.