Tiger Lily stands up for her friend Pine Sap when he is belittled and beaten by his mother. She is a fierce yet guarded heroine who wants to be brave and respectful, but is affected by feelings of love, fear, loneliness, and desperation. Tinkerbell, the narrator, always tries to warn people of danger and helps those in need. Pine Sap wants what's best for Tiger Lily, even if it means compromising his own life. Tiger Lily and many of the characters don't always do the right thing when it comes to the heart and mind. Tik Tok, who is Tiger Lily's surrogate father, doles out solid advice to her about life, her behavior and trusting others.