In her spare time, Iris enjoys assembling model planes. She and her brother used to put their allowance money together every few months to buy a model that they would build together. He died in a collapsed building at 20. He had been a firefighter. Iris has been haunted by fire ever since.
When Iris' brother's widow and niece were left homeless after a tornado ravaged their town, Iris took them in. She sees her little brother in her niece's pale hazel eyes. Tomorrow she has decided to ask her if she wants to build a plane with her.