Matthias is willing to work, willing to die for the cause of the spirit council, until he meets his new family. Never having a father before, Mathis becomes unwilling to let go of the man he has grown to love. His new sister, Sue is seeing the changes in Matthias, from what her actual brother was like. He has to work around her skepticism while he works to soften the heart of someone near to him, not even knowing who that someone is.
While he is growing to love another family, his old family is getting a huge lesson in love and loss. Without even knowing it, Matthias is changing lives, and changing hearts from far away. Love extends all distances, as his mother learns to deal with the loss of her only son, and tries to understand where she wants to take the relationship with her ex, who had walked out on her while she was pregnant.
In the end, the fate of one person’s heart lies in the hands of 11 year-old Matthias. Will he sacrifice himself to complete his assigned task and save a person, or will he selfishly decide to remain in the first place where he has found comfort?