All eyes now turned to Jarius. Everything that Avis had said was racing through his mind. His heart fell at the thought of never seeing his father again. But he was also scared. Scared for what might happen to his father if he returned, and scared of what might happen if he didn't. He was overwhelmed, unprepared for this decision. He thought of his mother. She would have known what to do. Had she made this same decision before, too? Had she chosen to remain on Earth? If so, why? The sound of Avis' voice broke Jarius' concentration: "Jarius," she asked, "What is your decision?" Jarius Apollo, a social outcast at a new school, is suddenly thrust into a struggle between secret worlds when he begins to manifest strange abilities.