After suffering through a long and unsuccessful series of fertility treatments, Satoko and her husband Kiyo- kazu make the decision to adopt a child.
Six years after adopting a boy they named Asato, Satoko has quit her job to concentrate fully on her husband and son. The family lives a peaceful existence.
But one day, a phone call threatens Satoko’s hap- piness and the careful balance she has found. The call was from a woman named Hikari: “I want my son back, and if that’s not possible, I want my money.