Koni never knew the color of the sun. It was time for her to join her mother, Asha, on her first carry out into the wastelands. They were to bring materials for water filters to the dying village of Vine Ayre, but with only seven days' time, could they make it through their unforgiving, dead world? Could Asha shield her daughter from burning in the rain? Could a mother keep her daughter safe? A harrowing and heartfelt post-apocalyptic tale set in the world of The Runner.