Laura and her stepfather arrive at the rental vacation home. “Thank you for coming here with me”, she says. “Oh, my pleasure. I’m sorry about your mom for canceling”, he says. “I’m not surprised, she bailed all the time, and she knows how important this was to me”, Laura says.
Looking around the room, she says: “Maybe I’ll get myself a billionaire sugar daddy, who would get me this apartment and a car”. “You don’t even have your license. That’s why I had to drive you here”, he retorts. “I didn’t have a father figure. Now I have two”, she counters. “Two?”. “My imaginary sugar daddy and you”.
Stepdaddy shrugs, exasperated, and says: “I think we should get unpacked”. In the bedroom she says: “I swear it said two beds”, eyeing the single king bed there. “I’ll sleep on the couch”, he offers.
Later she joins him on the couch and complains: “The wifi isn’t working”. He tries texting and phoning, announcing “Now we wait”. “Is this what the ’70s were like?”, she inquires. “How old do you think I am? I do remember a time without wifi”, he notes. “What did you do?”. “We went out to a movie, had dinner, played music”. “That’s it?”, she mocks. “That about covers it”. “Weird”, Laura concludes.
“What, you never went camping without your phone before?”, he asks. “We went over this -you’re my first father figure”, she answers. “Mothers can take their kids camping, too”, he asserts. “Not my mom”. “You have a point. I can’t really imagine her pitching a tent with you. She’s a bit high maintenance”, he says.
“Sometimes you just wanna fuck without all the fanfare”, Laura states. He objects to this sort of talk, and she wonders why. “Because I’m your stepfather”, he says. “And we’re both adults”, she points out. “What would your mother think?”, he asks. “She would not care. What she would care most about is people finding out. Maybe her ego would be bruised a little bit”, she insists. Exasperated, he says “I’m tired, I want to go to sleep”.”So early?”, she asks. “Yeah, we have to be up early for that school search tomorrow”, he announces.”I hate it when you’re practical”, she complains. “It’s a curse”, he says. “Well, maybe you can stay in my bed -it’s huge, I won’t try anything funny”, Laura offers, while rubbing her foot against his leg. Stepdaddy pulls away from her on the couch. “All right”, she concedes. She gets up, tying her robe and announces: “I guess I’ll try going to bed because I have nothing else to do.” “Okay, good night”, he says. “Good night, daddy”.
Laura’s in bed asleep when a loud noise sounds. Stepfather appears in her doorway, clad only in his underpants, and says “I’ll go check it out”. “No, you should just call the cops”, she insists. “Stay here -I’ll be right back”, he counters. When he returns, Laura asks: “What was it?”. “It was a tree branch”. Still frightened, she says: “My heart is beating a million times a minute -feel it”. She places daddy’s hand across her chest. “Okay, look, you’ll be fine”, he says. “I’m still scared.” He reassures her: “I’m just in the other room.” “Please stay”, she pleads. “Okay, I’ll stay in here -I’m just going to get my blanket, but I’m sleeping on the floor”. “Okay, thank you daddy”.
He washes his face and looks in the bathroom mirror, saying to himself “Do not have sex with your stepdaughter”. He goes to the bedroom and lies down at the foot of the bed. “That can’t be comfortable”, Laura says. “It is, in fact my doctor said it might be good for my back”, he claims. “Am I that scary?”, she jokes. “Yep”. “Do you think that you couldn’t resist me if we shared a bed together?”, she wonders. “I can resist you. The problem is that you can’t resist me”, he says. “Fine, you’ve made your point”, she says, and they go to sleep separately.
But Laura is restless in bed, announcing “I can’t sleep”. “You haven’t tried”, he counters. “I know I can’t sleep, I don’t need to try”, she insists. “I’m tired!”, he exclaims. “Why can’t we just talk for a bit?”, she asks. “You know, your mother’s not the only high maintenance one here”, he shrugs. “Sorry, I guess I’m just rattled up by the tree branch situation. Are you mad?”, she says. “No”. “Come here, I won’t bite. Once we’re done talking you can go back to the floor”, she says. Stepdaddy gets up and says: “Only if you promise not to bite”. “I’ll try”, she says, smiling.
He gets into bed next to her and says: “I’m going to miss you when you go to school”. “I’m not even sure I want to go here, it’s pretty far away”, she notes. “Well, if you could drive you could always come home to visit.” “That means you’ll have to teach me”. “On second thought, if you drive anything like your mother it’s better that you don’t”, he counters. “You’re so mean”, she declares. “I just call it like I see it”, he says. “What do you see in my mom, anyway?”.
“I don’t know -she’s funny, she keeps me on my toes; there just comes a time when you need to be with somebody, who makes you shower frequently and dress decently”, he explains. “Isn’t that tiring?”.”It is what it is”, he replies. “I could never do that, I need to be free”, she avers.
“I’m just older, and learning from my mistakes”, stepfather says. “Was I a mistake?”, she asks. “I’m the one who made a mistake. I should never have done it”, he confesses. “It was nice, wasn’t it?”, she asks.”It doesn’t matter”, he contends. “Do I still make you hard?”, she says, touching his shoulder. “Laura, we can’t do this.” “Why not?”. “Because I’m your stepfather”.
Laura leans over and kisses his ear. “Stop, please”, he says. “That didn’t matter last time”, she needles him. “Well, I shouldn’t have done it”, he whines. “You’re worse than a tease”, she shoots back. “Look, you should be with somebody your own age.” “I don’t want to be with somebody my own age. I want to be with you”, she asserts.
She impulsively gets on top of him and kisses him. “Laura, please stop”, stepdaddy pleads. “Fuck me, fuck me hard, Get it out of your system”, she commands. “I shouldn’t be doing this”, he says.”Whatever you say, daddy”, she purrs. Watch the taboo lovemaking commence….