DARIUS: A super smart writer. His two escapes: his alter ego Fury, a peregrine falcon, and hanging out with Twig. Darius thinks Twig could follow in the footsteps of Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis. But Darius isn’t so sure about himself. Is it possible for an artist’s life to lead anywhere?
TWIG: An outstanding middle distance runner. When Twig runs, he’s the only one to beat.
DARIUS & TWIG: best friends. They need to navigate their Harlem world: the gangs, bullies, an absent dad, an abusive uncle, the seamy side of sports, the uncertainty of an artist’s prospects. And, they need to figure out how to grow up together, but apart.