On the very first night that Eric Chambers and his girlfriend, Clarissa, begin living together, Eric's parents pay him a visit. Clarissa freaks out and moves out, and Eric is forced to rethink everything he believed to be true about how the world works -- his mother and father had died while he was a baby. As well as telling their son how much they love him, the spirits inform him that he will be called upon to perform an act of heroism by saving the life of a person destined for greatness.
When Eric is driving home after his four-to-midnight shift ends and he spots a young woman being attacked by two men, he is not surprised. But the spirits of his parents had given him no clues as to how that encounter would reshape his future.