SCENE opens on an 18-year-old girl and an older man, Darla and her Uncle Gus, laughing and small-talking as they are midway through enjoying a coffee at a sunny outdoor café. At Darla’s feet are several bags from high-end shopping boutiques, the spoils of their afternoon out together. We close in on them to catch the tail end of an anecdote, where Gus is telling Darla yet another embarrassing story about her step-father in his youth. ‘I can’t believe Dad was so wild as a kid,’ Darla laughs, ‘he’s so normal and boring now.
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Darla’s step-father, Eric, is at his kitchen counter preparing dinner when Darla walks in, returning from her afternoon out. She greets her dad with a smile and starts setting down her bags in the kitchen. Eric is in the middle of greeting her and about to ask how her day was when his brother Gus steps into view. A few steps behind Darla, Gus leans nonchalantly against the doorframe to the kitchen, and gives his brother a smug smile. Eric’s body noticeably tenses at the sight of him, and they share a look. ‘Hello Gus,’ Eric mutters. ‘Long time no see, Ricky!’ Gus says cordially. Eric winces and reminds his brother to call him Eric. ‘What are you doing here, Gus?’ Darla, not noticing the tension between them, casually explains that she invited Uncle Gus over for supper. ‘With mom gone all weekend, I thought we could use the extra company!’ she beams. Eric sputters and clears his throat, and eventually just says ‘Fine.’ He is clearly not happy. Gus strolls into the kitchen and pats Eric on the back. He starts telling his brother about their day out, and about all the clothes he bought Darla. He remarks that the girl’s so gorgeous, she didn’t try on a single item that didn’t look stunning on her. ‘In fact,’ he says joyfully, ‘Darla sweetheart, why don’t you try on a couple of your new outfits for your dear old dad and I?’ Darla gladly agrees, and heads to another room with a bag to change.
While Darla is out of the room, the tension breaks as Eric becomes less reserved and more angry. ‘You shouldn’t be here, Gus, if Marlene found out you were at our house…’ Gus keeps his cool and seems to enjoy pushing his brother’s buttons. ‘Good thing she’s on a business trip then, she never has to know I was here.’ Eric blinks back, a bit deflated. ‘She thinks you’re a bad influence on me.’ Gus laughs, bemused. ‘Does she now… maybe she just doesn’t know the real you then. Or maybe you haven’t told her about all the shit we used to do together. Picking up random girls, fucking their brains out, sometimes filling up both their holes at once…’ Eric winces as Gus brings up all his old exploits, those days are behind him now. He’s a father now. ‘Step-father,’ Gus corrects. ‘It’s not like you’ve developed some kind of ‘paternal instincts’ or anything, I know the old wild Ricky is still in you somewhere.’ Eric hears scuffling from the other room and shushes his brother, just in time for Darla to walk back out clad in a cocktail or clubbing dress and heels. ‘Wow, beaaautiful!’ Gus gushes, and he encourages Darla to pose in various positions while he goads Eric on. ‘Doesn’t she look amazing?’ Eric watches stiffly and chokes out some one-word responses while Darla poses in her outfit and talks with Gus. After a minute or so, Gus suggests they see another one. Darla picks up another outfit and moves to walk out of the room when Gus says ‘Darla, you can change here, it’s no bother! We’re all family here, right?’ Darla shrugs, she supposes it’s fine.
She starts removing her outfit. From over the two men’s shoulders, we watch intently as Darla kicks off her heels and changes from her more elegant outfit to a skimpier one, a tight tee-shirt and short shorts. With a slight turn of his head, not enough to obstruct the camera’s view, Gus turns to speak softly to his brother. ‘Look at thaaat,’ he mutters. Eric winces again. Gus begins describing Darla’s features as they watch her change, putting emphasis on how young she looks. ‘Don’t tell me that doesn’t bring out something in you, Ricky. I’ve watched Darla grow up, and man has she grown. You have eyes just like I do. I know you see it too.’ Eric has a pained expression on his face, but despite that he can’t help watching Darla change. His breath is ragged, and he’s biting his lip hard.
Darla finishes changing, and again Gus convinces her to pose for them. For the first minute, Eric remains stiff and silent, but then something cracks in him. He asks if she can hand him something from one of the lower cabinets. ‘Sure dad,’ she says cheerily, and bends down to open the cabinet door. Eric takes a prolonged look at her ass as she does. ‘Attagirl,’ he says. Gus sees this change in his brother and smiles. Gus asks for Darla to show off another purchase – he remembers a nice bra and panties they picked up at an underwear store, what about that? For the first time, Darla looks skeptical – wouldn’t that be a bit weird? But Eric clears his throat and says ‘No, it’s fine. Actually, if my daughter’s buying fancy underwear, that’s something her dad should know about, right? Might mean she has a boy around.’ Darla rolls her eyes, meanwhile Gus corrects him a second time – ‘Step-daughter. And Darla’s eighteen now, she can do what she wants, right Darla?’ Exactly, she says, and fishes out the bra and panties to hold up to her dad. ‘See? They’re not even that sexual. They’re just nice material.’
Gus asks her to put them on, and for the first time Darla looks truly uncomfortable. ‘I don’t know, that’s not really appropriate, is it?’ Gus puts on a pouty face. ‘I spent a lot of money on these gifts for you, Darla, don’t I deserve to at least see them on you?’ Darla starts to stutter back a response but doesn’t quite know what to say. Her dad cuts her off. ‘Darla, don’t be rude. If your uncle gave you a gift and he just wants to see you enjoying that gift, it’s not a lot to ask, is it?’ She looks flustered, but she supposes not. She is about to head off to change, when her father stops her. ‘Here’s fine. Remember what your uncle said? We’re all family.’ Darla looks uncomfortable but says ‘OK dad’ and starts undressing.
The mood for this third change of outfits is palpably different. Darla takes her clothes off hesitantly and tries to cover up her breasts and her crotch with her hands when she removes her old underwear to put on the store-bought ones. All the while, she sneaks frequent concerned glances back up at the men as she does. All subtlety from the two men is gone, they’re watching her almost like animal predators stalking prey. No words are exchanged between the two, and Darla’s attempts at lightening the mood fall flat. By the time she’s changed into the bra and panties, she’s no longer in the mood for posing. She looks and feels exposed as she stands in front of the two.
‘Very nice,’ Gus says approvingly, ‘don’t you think she looks very nice, Ricky?’ Her dad breathes in deeply, acting more and more unlike the stiff man from earlier. ‘Yes, Gus, she does look quite nice. My daughter’s a full-grown woman now.’ Gus takes a step forward, closing the distance between him and Darla. ‘I have to confess, just getting to see her in these outfits… isn’t doing enough for me. You know, I’ve bought you a lot of gifts over the years. I think it’s time I got a proper thank you.’ What does he mean, Darla asks nervously. Gus tauntingly plays with the fly of his pants. ‘I want the kind of thank you only a grateful young woman like yourself can give. I want to fuck you.’ Darla protests – what? No! That’s disgusting! They’re family! She turns to her dad pleadingly, but he looks back at her vacantly. ‘Well, Darla, he did buy you all these nice things. You accepted them. Surely the thought must have crossed your mind he might want something in return. You’re old enough to know that your actions have consequences.’ Darla looks at him with tearful betrayal. Then she looks back to Gus. ‘Tell me what to do and I’ll do it. But just this one time, I’m not taking a cent from you ever again.’
Gus tells her to get on her knees in front of him and unzips his fly. He instructs her to suck his dick. She does so, and for about a minute Ricky looks on at her sucking dick with an expression of craving and curiosity. Eventually, his hand moves towards his crotch, and Gus notices this. He stops Darla from sucking. ‘You know,’ Gus says, ‘your step-dad has paid to take care of you for years now. He’s raised you as his own daughter. Doesn’t he deserve a proper thank you too?’ Darla looks up at them both with rage and disappointment in her eyes, but after several seconds nods her head yes. Eric unzips his fly and pulls out his hard dick and brings his daughter’s head forward to suck it.