John and Monique love one another with the ferocity only teenagers understand. As the years pass and circumstances change, John's developed drug addiction pushes them apart, but they continue to share his family. Across the years, despite trying to avoid one another, they endure a few awkward encounters.
One night, Monique gets a message. John is in the ICU, and the day she has been trying to avoid for decades has come. John dies, leaving behind a son, two grandchildren, and a journal - a collection of John's thoughts, experiences, and the aspirations he holds for his boy. When it becomes apparent the diary has disappeared with every other trace of John's life on the streets, Monique decides she will write about John's life and share the best parts of him, the ones only she knew.
When They Became Now transports listeners to the 1980s, where they will encounter a story of a lifelong friendship and unconditional love.