The fire in the vain is a story about a young woman named Claudia who is trying to find her place in the world. She is from a small town in Romania and has always been a bit of an outsider. When she moves to the city, she starts to feel more at home. She meets a man named Andrei who she starts to fall in love with. However, she is not sure if she can trust him. She also meets a woman named Loredana who she starts to suspect is up to something. The story follows Claudia as she tries to figure out who she can trust and what she wants in life.