Jamie Walsh, a telepathically gifted child, is kidnapped from a play area right before his mother?s eyes, and brought to a school of the MorningStar Organisation. On his first day, 2109, as Jamie is now known, meets 8053 who is three years older than him and a telekinetic, and they become friends. At the beginning of puberty, 2109 goes into the transitional phase ? a phase which every psychokinetic has to pass. 2109 survives, and his telepathy is stronger than ever before. As a reward and to show that he is a fully-fledged psychokinetic, the organisation gives him the name ?Ben?, just as 8053 is given the name ?Vincent?.
Vincent stays by Ben's side once again. He comforts Ben, seduces him and confesses that he?s been in love with him for a long time. Initially Ben doesn?t trust Vincent because of this, but again and again lets Vincent come on to him. Their friendship turns bit by bit into a relationship, from which Ben gains strength. Unexpectedly for Ben, Vincent was thrown out. But Vincent receives the permission to search for a partner for future operations, and requests Ben. He takes Ben out of the school, moves in with him, and prepares him for the work they have.