Otto, an eight year old narcoleptic boy, seeks friendship with a boy named Vince who has many traits that Otto wishes he had. Vince's bad influence compels Otto to be violent. With his bad behavior, his mother is compelled to punish him. Otto regrets the decisions he made with Vince's influence and seeks an escape in his dream state with Hanna, a girl running away from an orphanage. A search party finds Hanna and Otto and their retrieval triggers a flashback where Otto relives a forgotten memory of his mother dying in a car accident. He realizes that he had confused dream and reality.