Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. As a "patron", he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a "proxy" to take all his punishments:
When Knox breaks a vase, his proxy is beaten.
When Knox plays a practical joke, his proxy is forced to haul rocks.
When Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, his proxy is branded and sentenced to death.
A patron never meets his proxy; he or she just
witnesses the punishment.
Syd is Knox's proxy. His life is not his own. He has to pay for someone else's crimes. He is at the mercy of his patron, whoever that is...
But they will meet.
CALL # YA LONDON, ALEX