You'd think poor young Karen would have learned to stay away from the brute known as Gerald Crane, but, even after she abandoned the first child the two had spawned, she went crawling back to him and ended up with another. You'd think the old bag Mary Keeny wouldn't take in another mistake of her wayward granddaughter, but, like she took in Jonathan, she took in the infant and named her Coraline. You'd think that ten year old Jonathan Crane wouldn't care about his younger sister, yet she turned out to be the most important thing in his dreary life. You'd think he wouldn't let anything happen to her. He made a mistake. But, he'll fix it.