Unlike her sister, Grace believes that logic must rule over emotions. Because of this practical outlook, Grace earned herself a prestigious position in the company and a plush home. When her sister died, Grace was given the task of raising her niece, Crystal. Crystal, however, is not an average nine year-old girl; she contracted AIDS from her mother. As Grace attempts to include this sick child in her rigid life, she learns what has been lacking in her perfect world all along.