Life is uneventful for Alexis, nothing unusual, exciting or odd ever happens to him - until now that is. Until the summer of his 16th birthday when he reaches a crossroads of choices in life. He foolishly takes a friend's boat for a day's sailing, gets into difficulty and is rescued by 18-year-old David. The story recounts how Alexis grew into himself, thanks to his savior. Their ensuing relationship results in a tumultuous summer that feels like a dream. But will the dream last longer than the summer of 85?