Tommy and Ava Jo had been best friends and inseparable since they were toddlers, happy and full of life. By thirteen, Tommy had become an outstanding baseball player and was getting noticed by many schools. Ava was there to cheer him on and help keep his ego in check. One day, a tragic house fire sends Tommy away to a burn center, not to be seen or heard from again by anyone. Then five years later, Ava Jo would learn that her long-lost friend had returned, physically scarred and in an emotional shell. Trying to help him get back into a normal life, she discovers his talent for baseball had gotten better and would be the key to reaching him. This is the story of a deep-rooted friendship that withstood a storm of hurt and separation and of one high-spirited young lady's determination to bring her best friend back from the shadows, no matter how deep she had to reach.