One night, Colette gets a phone call that wasn't intended for her: a woman she's never heard of, who's coming out of prison. The woman asks her to go and pick up her little boy and bring him to meet her at station the next day. The woman's state of panic catches Colette off guard. She goes to pick up the boy, a certain Billy, who is actually no child but dangerously close to adulthood. In the station, at the appointed time, Colette fails to find Billy's mother, little knowing that Billy has just been orphaned to the murky business of a debt, which is all Billy will inherit. Although she doesn't Know it yet, Billy's problems have just become Colette's Their lives are now linked because she is all he has in the world and he maybe is all she has too.