Thomas- a shy, quiet teenager new to Albany High School. He quickly makes friends with two guys named James and Aaron, but he oftentimes talks to a soft-spoken girl named Eliza. He slowly grows close to her and her friends. Thomas has manic depression and his mother swears that he has schizophrenia based on things he’s told her but Thomas knows what he’s seeing.
Eliza- after a few months of high school with Thomas, she grows close to him She takes into account that he’s mentally ill even though he tries to hide it from others and she knows how to talk him down since she has to deal with it himself. She does notice there’s something peculiar about Thomas, especially when it seems as if he’s talking to himself as if there was someone else there, but he claims that he isn’t and she assures him that it’s fine. She herself has depression, anxiety, and anorexia so they bond and try to take care of each other.
Al- a few months after Thomas shows up to Albany high, a mysterious new student makes his way into Thomas’ life. Alexander, going by Al or Alex, is peculiarly odd and not too much is known about him. All that is known is that he looks disheveled, wears the same clothes every day, and constantly looks exhausted.
Thomas and Alex eventually become acquainted, but Alex makes him swear not to tell anyone about their friendship. Thomas agrees. They begin to do things together, go to the graveyard, abandoned places, areas many people don’t explore. It’s strange to Thomas, but he does it anyway. They never go out in public. Slowly, Thomas falls for the mysterious boy as he gets to know more about him. However, the more Thomas falls for the man, the more he gets an off feeling and the more Alex gets paranoid. Not only that, but Eliza slowly grows worried for Thomas. What is going on?