We meet Sage, who's a shy young painter who is attending a charity event her Mom is throwing to support building a school for kids in Ethiopia. Sage arrives at the event, walks the red carpet when Dad sees her trying to sneak out. Her dad makes her a deal that if she finishes her partially finished painting tonight, he'll cover for her. She gets a ride home in the car her mom rented but made a pit stop at her favorite coffee shop, The Ground Spot to get her favorite latte from her favorite barista, Martina. She goes home to get comfy to paint her partially finished painting.
Mars meets Sage as he is the new barista at The Ground Spot. Mars's home life isn't great. His mom died from a drug overdose while his father is an alcoholic.