Kyle (Nathan Bronson) and his stepmother Maria (Alura Jenson) are kissing on the couch, when his brother Paul (Tyler Cruise) arrives and asks: “What’s going on here?”. They separate, and Kyle gets up, saying: “Oh nothing. Just teaching mom something about love”. He kisses her and picks up his duffel bag to leave, and Maria asks: “Why are you doing this?”. “Because it’s easy”, he says insolently. “I trusted you”, stepmom says. “You should know by now you shouldn’t trust people”, Kyle says.
“Kyle, what did you do?”, Paul asks him. “Just getting a little revenge”, Kyle responds and slaps Paul on the back as he leaves. “I should get dressed”, Maria says. “What happened, mom?”, Paul asks. She gets up from the couch and says to him: “Come with me”. “All right”, he replies. They go to her bedroom and she takes off a blanket from the couch covering her, revealing her huge breasts bulging out of her bra, as well as her black lingerie. Paul turns away, covering his eyes, declaring “Dad would never let us in here”.
“Dad’s not here anymore”, Maria says. She puts on a robe to cover herself. “Are you going to tell me what happened?”, Paul asks. “Your brother is just like your father”, she states. “Yeah, I know”, he replies. She exhales wearily and says “Come here”, taking Paul’s hand. They sit together on the bed. “I thought…I tried just..I don’t know how to say it -I’ve done something terrible”, she admits hesitantly. “It’s fine. You don’t have to tell me. I know you mean well”, Paul says. “You’re not like them”, she claims. “Thanks. I try”, Paul responds.
“I’ve done something unforgivable”, she says. “I don’t believe it”, he says. “You promise you won’t be repulsed?”, she asks. “You know I love you like you’re my real mom”, he maintains. “I made love to him -Kyle”, she admits wearily.”Kyle, why?”, he asks. “Because he said it would help. He said he was open to love and that I needed to show him”, she says. “That asshole”, Paul responds. “It’s not his fault”, she says, placing her hand on Paul’s knee. “He doesn’t know any better”, she asserts.
“Of course he knows better”, Paul contends. “I know better too. It’s wrong”, stepmom says. “No, he took advantage of you”, Paul claims. “I can make my own decisions, Paul. I’m not some wilting flower. I mean I could have stopped it”, she insists. “I didn’t mean to insinuate. I know you just did it out of the kindness of your heart”, he says. “Why are you looking at me like that? Are you mad?”, she asks. “I just don’t know why you picked him”, Paul says.
“When I look at him I see your father”, she explains. “And what about me? I don’t? Am I not good enough?”, he asks. “Of course you are. I love you, Paul”, stepmom says. “Women -they don’t want men like me. They think I’m weak. They only go after guys like Kyle, who are just assholes and monsters. Why is that?”, he wonders. “Oh honey, you’re not weak”, she says, wrapping her arms around him. “You are strong, you are so strong”, she says. “Then why him?”, he reiterates.
“Do you remember the first time we met?”, she asks. “Yeah, it was 2 years ago, I’m not sure”, he says. “Yeah, you were wrestling…”, she begins, and Paul nods Yes. “I think you were on the college team”, she recalls. “Yeah”, he agrees. “And all I remember is it was during your first match I think, and you were, you began sparring, you were up against this kid, at least that’s how I remember him, and all of the sudden there was this scream. It was like the air had been sucked out of the room. He’d been injured, and there you were. You were trying to help him -you were the only one. That was you”, she recalls.
“Well, that was no big deal. Anyone would have done it”, Paul claims. “Kyle wouldn’t have done it. Your father wouldn’t have done it”, she asserts. “What about you?”, Paul asks. “Well I mean, I would like to think that I would have, but honestly I think I would have been scared”, she concedes. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen you scared”, he claims. “I was scared today”, she asserts. “Scared of Kyle?”, he asks. She shakes her head. “No. I was scared of myself”, she says. “You’re a good person, Maria”, he says.
“I don’t feel like one”, she despairs. “You’re the best person I’ve ever met”, he enthuses, and leans over to kiss stepmom on the lips. She breathes heavily and then breaks away, saying “Paul”. “Please, I’ve wanted this for so long. I’m not like them”, he insists, as she covers her face. “I’m not gonna hurt you”, Paul murmurs. “It’s not me that I’m worried about”, she exclaims.
“You understand that if people find out they’ll judge you forever”, stepmom emphasizes. “I don’t care. I love you. Isn’t love worth the risk?”, he insists. “Are you sure you understand? You’ll be ostracized”, she points out. “We’ll move somewhere where no one knows us. I mean, who’s holding us back? There’s really nothing left for us here”, Paul says. “We could sell the house”, she suggests. “We’ll get a house by the ocean”, he predicts. “Yeah, I can see it now”, she smiles. “Yeah”, he agrees and they kiss again. He caresses her breast as they embrace.