Setsuko Koda is married to Kiichiro who runs a hotel. There is a large age difference between them. Her hobby is to write poems and she published her own collection "Garasu no Ashi" upon her husband's suggestion. One afternoon, Setsuko Koda is lying in bed with Masahiro Sawaki. They are having an affair. The police then contacts her and informs her that her husband was in a car accident. At the hospital, the doctor informs her that Kiichiro has severe brain damage and he won't live much longer. At this time, Ritsuko Fujishima arrives at the hospital. Setsuko hates Ritsuko, her mother that used to abuse her as a child and who also was involved back then in a romantic relationship with Kiichiro.