How much money would it take for you to sell your life?
For Avery Reynolds, a life-long sufferer of sickle cell anaemia, that price was only £2 billion.
After signing a binding contract that proved to be more than profitable, Avery is left with a year of her life before she is sealed in an airtight plastic bag for the foreseeable future as part of a scientific study into the process of aging and certain drugs that could affect this.
To Avery, she's getting the better end of the bargain; living is becoming less and less appealing to her when she has to worry if today will be the day when a clot reaches her brain and she has a stroke that she can't come back from. To her, this is an opportunity to go out with a bang - a very expensive and comfortable bang. She doesn't expect to survive the experiment and that's okay.
At least until she meets another member of the study, Koybayashi Sora, who already has something that the other subjects sorely lack; money. What results is a spiral of lies and deceit that Amelia isn't sure she wants to spend her last year unraveling but is unable to go into that good night without fully exposing. Why is Sora handing away his life so freely?
Why is she?