The Velvet Glove is rebuilding after the destruction of the bombing. Everything is will be new and improved, and a new generation of men will be taking over the day to day running of the place.
Efren is one such man. Promoted from simple trainer to in charge of the training salles, he's focused on getting the place up and running along with Hawk and Jester. Something is distracting him, though, pulling at him.
Mabon, a Setian â€" a race that's ultra-sensitive to pheromones and the chemistry of love and sex â€" is one of the workers brought in to paint the new walls. He knows he's not allowed to interact with the Glove residents, none of the workers are, but for him it's especially important given his race. He too has been distracted, though, a song building inside him.
When Efren and Mabon finally meet, they are immediately drawn to each other as surely as two magnets. Efren is sure they are meant to be, but Mabon is worried. They come from two very different stations in life and he knows he's about to be sent away. Can they really find a happy ending together, or are they doomed from the start?