Story deals with such dark themes as self-harm, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse, guilt, masochism and self punishing. However it is not depressive story but more uplifting one. Main characters Chiaki and Eiji are school mates and after some time they become close friends and lovers. Both boys in their friendship find help to fight their respective inner demons and grow up. The end is not honeyed happy after ever as both have long way to heal but there is no doubt Eiji and Chiaki will help each other.