At the center of Earth exists Temelephas. Created as an insensitive automaton, he is chained to his wooden wheel, ever turning our world. Never to feel, never to remember.... He was made to only walk.
Earth is ravaged by a storm the likes of which humanity's meteorologists have never seen, leaving nothing but questions. Cities are left in rubble and then people like Edward and Lily begin to put their lives back together, all while afraid of the storm's possible resurgence.
Destruction lays in wait for Earth and its inhabitants, and there is nothing they can do. It is left to a sole Watcher - those that guard over all in creation, sent on a fool's errand to save the earth, humanity, and most likely the universe.
"Walk, walk, walk, through the darkness he would stomp; his feet pounding his life into the earth."