Thomas, waking up in a moving elevator, and he doesn’t know where it’s going. He doesn’t remember anything of the past and only knows his name. He is greeted by a group of boys who also remember nothing but their names. As he gets out of the elevator, he looks around and sees that he is confined in an area, surrounded by stone walls with moss hanging off them. Thomas’s life is pretty bad as he is stuck there and the only way out is through the gap in the wall that opens in the nighttime. Thomas always hears screams and rumbles down the gap and wonders if this is his way out.