When you begin to bleed with the moon you leave the Ferrarium and go to the city. You are given twenty gold lakshmis and a room, and you make a life for yourself. This is iron fact, to Leech. When her best friend Poiesia left her behind, Leech gave her a bracelet for luck: copper wire, hand-wound around a little orange gem.
The trouble all begins when she sees it around a Honcho’s wrist. As she tears the transfusion line from his arm, deaf to his squeals, she understands that her world is changing. His hot red blood anoints her face.