Conrad loves Beatrice while Beatrice loves herself. Together, they make for an odd pair, one unable to express his emotions, the other unable to contain them. Velvet is the story of their relationship and the crushed velvet jacket that comes between them.
In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated.
A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.