In the Summer of 1997, Aoi is a 17-year-old girl. She begins to work at a maternity hospital as an apprentice nurse. She witnesses an abortion with her own eyes and becomes shocked. The hospital staff, including Director Tomohiro Yui, nurse Sayako Mochizuki and chief nurse Mie Sakaki, all support each other. Aoi's mother Fumika is worried about Aoi's poor communication skills, but Aoi approaches pregnant women with tenderness and her own unique sensitivity.