Bridgette Conner is in her early 20s, studying violin at a university in the American South. Her life is entirely uneventful, barring the constant upheaval and resulting trauma of her childhood in foster care. She works at a diner and spends her free time either reading or encouraging herself through episodes of sporadic anxiety and depression.
It's 2019, and the Fairies' portal to Earth has been open for decades, following their efforts to aid in the human Civil Rights Movement. Most humans are none the wiser. However. There's a rift in the magic — no one, magical being or otherwise, realizes there's now a second portal to Earth. And this new portal brings significantly less goodwill than the one the Fairies made in the 1960s.
Bridgette has no idea any of this even exists, and if she knew, she wouldn't believe it anyway. Magic is for fairytales. Her life has been anything but.
... Until now.