Parental disapproval is the biggest obstacle facing Cassie & Mark. Although they are gloriously and deeply in love, Mark's parents are set on ending the romance. When Cassie soon discovers she has bone cancer, she decides that Mark's leaving is for the best. Elated, Mark's parents send him to Europe to study - and to forget about Cassie. When Mark's parents find out the real reason Cassie let Mark go, they are ashamed of their interference. Mark is soon reunited with Cassie in an emotional moment that now has the blessing of his parents.