When a young Messenger abandons his suicide mission to run behind enemy lines, he discovers a path to control the future and become king. He breaks into the temple of the Three Fates and steals the witches’ power over destiny. While waiting for the perfect moment to claim the kingdom, his mind begins to dissolve, destroying its link to reality. As the Messenger’s control further erodes, he has a vision—all of his plans to overtake the kingdom will result in his wife’s death. He stops interfering with the future and devises a strategy to save her. Over time, the Messenger’s spinning emotions win out, and he gives up the fight, hoping to recover his mind. Surrendering saves his wife but places his unborn son in danger. He begins again, setting the future to ensure their safety, and place his boy as king.