Raymond is an orphan with a talent for art who suffers from chronic stomach pain. He has been ruthlessly bullied about his strangeness and “special” abilities that sometimes frighten the other children at The Haven for Little Wanderers Orphanage.
When his new case worker, Ada, shows him affection and helps explain how he can see through people’s emotions and secrets, Raymond is thrilled. However, as he delves deeper into his strange abilities, he discovers the horrifying truth about himself – he must feed on the pain of others to survive.
Ada becomes increasingly controlling and possessive, pushing Raymond to feed off his only friend, leading him down a dark path that culminates in a tragic ending.