In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Angel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Angel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with sentimentality and, over Ramiro's objections, takes Angel into their house. Angel is bitter, he and Ramiro have shifted from best friends to enemies. Luisa wants to be in love with both. Ramiro hopes he can wait out Angel's declining health, and Luisa wants to heal Angel through force of will. What is Angel's plan? Observing the roiling emotions are Luisa and Ramiro's precocious young children. Who's in danger here?