A twelve-year-old girl injured herself on the bicycle she borrowed from her brother on her trip to the library. The pain she felt caused her eyes to tear up, allowing her to see a strange beast in the reflection of a nearby storefront window where she knelt, trying to put the chain back on the boy's bike gears. When she tried to look directly at the creature she couldn't see it, but when she turned back, the rat-type creature was still visible. She gasped! The creature stopped, realized that she had seen him in the glass, hissed and darted off. She tried to follow it. Unable to find it again, she continued on to the library as originally planned. Her search for an answer to what she had just seen would not only change her life but the lives of many. Her weird situation unfolds, and a fantastic odyssey looms in her future.