Avery DaSilva is a lower Manhattan newsie with a friendly and perky attitude. The other newsies love her and she loves them, well, all accept one. Tommy Boy seems to bring the worst out of the redhead as the two constantly bicker. Behind her perky personality, Tommy can help but feel she is hiding something. He's not entirely wrong, Avery absolutely refuses to talk her time at refuge, even with her brother. With a strike beginning old memories start to resurface, nearly breaking her in the process, and Tommy Boy might be the only one who can help her.