A bleak, virtually deserted Glasgow, with but one chink of light.
Aird is alone in the city, saved for his older companion Ettrick. The city is being gradually replaced – shimmering bubbles appear in the city, removing that which they encompass, and replacing it with -something- from -somewhere-. Aird is still in the city as his girlfriend had the misfortune of being enclosed in a bubble, and transported away. And Aird clings to the hope that she will return, or he will be able to follow her.