Ella M. Kaye
was a relevé away from becoming prima ballerina when, partly due to
her own actions, she was damaged enough to never be allowed en Pointe
again. Returning to her hometown area, she finds a grittier dancing
job and determines to land on top this time.
Dio hides away on his farm near Charleston, South Carolina, and ventures out only when he can be in disguise. He uses his swordsman skills to work out aggression and connect with others while he maintains distance. When the two collide on the beach in the glow of the lights from the pier, their personal scars push them away, and pull them in, just as the ebb and flow of the Atlantic.