Shinichiro is a high school student who aspires to be a picture book author. His classmate Hiromi came to live with his family after her father died. Since then, she's bottled up her feelings and has an aura of melancholy around her. Shinichiro wants to cheer her up but doesn't know how. One day, Shinichiro meets Noe perched up in a tree. Noe's got weird rumors going around about her. A tragic event occurs but Noe doesn't shed any tears.