"This is a story not for a casual read. Whilst there are sections designed to arouse the reader, this isn't the main attraction. The author probes the ambivalence and guilt which lies at the heart of our kink by telling the tale of two youngsters trying to engineer an outcome for themselves, and yet, by an unexpected intervention getting more than they bargained for and less than they deserved.
Possibly they'll get also a greater prize cunningly bestowed under the noses of the authorities by the character called The Adept who surmises "What benefits society doesn't always benefit those in power"
The protagonists stories are crosswired, but so are the machinations of those in control.
It's a tale well worth reading, but be prepared to give it a little time."
Caitlin and Tom find themselves part of each others 'virtual punishment'. After it is over they are offered the chance to remain together, which they take. The 'Adept' knows that together they will both become good for society, as they can give each other what they need.
synopsis by PinkAngel