Daryl spends his days working at the hospital as a caring orderly, but he spends his nights listening to his gorgeous neighbor Jessica get intimate with her husband through the paper-thin walls of his apartment. It’s not so bad until he gets a mysterious package containing an old wooden carving that gives him some very vivid, very personal dreams… Dreams where he’s not only with Jessica, but where he is Jessica!
Daryl takes care of all the patients at St. Mary’s, a special hospital where most of the city’s saddest cases end up, but he’s especially caring towards one patient in particular: Karen Harper, the girl in the coma. She had her life taken away from her just like Daryl did, although the diagnoses are different: Karen will never wake up, and Daryl’s tragic illness means he has less than two years left to live.
The only thing that keeps him going is the strange, almost mystical attraction he feels toward his gorgeous neighbor Jessica, and he looks forward to talking to her whenever he can. But not only is she married to some jerk named Tony — Daryl also has to listen to her get intimate with him through the paper-thin walls between their apartments way more often than he’d like to.
Everything changes when Daryl gets a mysterious package that contains an ancient wooden figurine. Legends say it has the power to bring soulmates together. Soon, Daryl starts waking up each night in Jessica’s body! It wasn’t quite what he had in mind when he imagined getting closer to her, especially since sometimes she’s with Tony when it happens.
Can Daryl harness the power of the figurine to find a way to be with Jessica before his time runs out? Or is he doomed to live his few remaining days with just his secret, dreaming glimpses of Jessica’s inner life?