Fantasy; CoDee is a brain damaged young man living in a dry, dirty desert world. He is barely functional but owns an old junk yard. He hates it when dead animals are dumped in the yard. He says it "hurts his heart" to deal with them. The world he lives on caters to the older poorer freighters and trading ships. A ship rescued a member of a feline species with massive injuries. The cat is dumped in his yard barely alive. The telepathic female asks for CoDee's help. He does the best he can. Cat can help heal him, but first, she must mend.
Cat's efforts to help CoDee reveals memories of the individual who nearly killed him, his father.