SCENE OPENS on a teen, Nancy (Elena Koshka), taking a home pregnancy test. She’s impatiently holding the stick in her hand. She taps her fingers against it with nervous anticipation as she mutters to it to come on and work faster. Her breathing is quick, panicked and shallow, and she even starts hyperventilating for several seconds and has to calm herself down by taking deep, controlled breaths. Once she’s calmed herself down, she looks back down at the stick and sees two lines appear on the small display. Pregnant…
Suddenly she’s interrupted by a knock on the door, and the voice of her step-father, Frank (Steve Holmes). He asks if anyone’s in there. Nancy’s eyes widen and she quickly tries to hide the evidence of the test as she says that yes, she’s in here — she grabs the stick and the small cardboard box it came in and hides them behind her back, and flushes the toilet. It’s just in the nick of time, as Frank tells her that he’s late for an interview and he hopes she’s done in there because he’s coming in.
The door opens, and Nancy tries to act like everything’s normal. She and Frank awkwardly brush past each other, his hands accidentally grazing against her body, as he moves towards the sink and she moves to get out of the bathroom without him seeing the test in her hands. He fidgets with his hair in front of the mirror and asks Nancy how he looks. Nancy looks away from him, the question clearly bothering her, and she mutters ‘You look fine.’ He tells her he has a good feeling about today, this is his first 2nd interview for a company. This could be the end of their troubles. Nancy sneaks a look at the pregnancy test in her hand. ‘Yeah, Frank,’ she says flatly, ‘sure it could…’ Frank gives his step-daughter a quick kiss, then exits the bathroom — he’s off to get this job.
Once he’s gone, she has flashbacks to when she had sex with both her step-father and her step-father’s ex-boss. She clutches the pregnancy box test in her hand so hard it starts to crumple in her hand as she sinks down along the wall and starts crying.
CUT TO a little later that day, Nancy is curled up on the couch with her laptop. She’s looking up articles on what to do when you find out you’re pregnant through a search engine. Her mother, Kate (Sarah Vandella), walks into the living room and Nancy quickly closes the laptop.
Kate says bitterly that she just heard from Frank, he’s on his way back already, there won’t be any second interview after all. When he arrived at the office he learned that they’d gotten him mixed up with another applicant, he was never among their top choices. It’s embarrassing, she says, he’s not even memorable enough to leave a bad impression, he’s just completely forgettable. No wonder he was fired from his last job. Over twenty years he was there, and never even got a title change. Why he didn’t beg to keep that old job when he had the chance, she’ll never know.
‘Mom…’ Nancy tries to interrupt but Kate continues. That job was way better to him than he deserved, Kate says, he should have been willing to do anything to not let that job slip through his fingers. ‘MOM,’ Nancy cuts her off, and tells Kate there’s something she needs to know about the day he got fired. Kate looks alarmed — what does she mean?
Nancy tells her all about what happened that day — how Frank bargained for his job back by whoring out Nancy to his boss, how he got fired, anyways, and then how he hate-fucked Nancy afterwards…
Kate is livid, though isn’t on her daughter’s side. Ever since she turned eighteen Nancy’s been acting like a complete slut, and it’s just been getting worse. She bets it wasn’t even Frank’s idea to do it, it was probably Nancy’s idea, she’s seen how Nancy dresses, how Nancy behaves around men. It was probably her fault that Frank was fired, and her fault that Frank was willing to fuck his own step-daughter! The two start screaming and arguing, both feeling betrayed, sad, and angry.
CUT TO an unspecified amount of time later, Frank walks through the door and hears the sounds of shouting coming from the other room. Worriedly, he kicks off his shoes and drops his keys and briefcase and hurries to the living room where Nancy and Kate are still fighting. He asks them what’s going on, and Kate instantly turns on him, telling him that Nancy told her about what they did the day he got fired and she can’t believe he lied to her and didn’t tell her about it. He stutters to say something, but Nancy cuts in, asking how Kate could possibly blame her for what he did when he lied to her about it, too. Kate tells Nancy to stay out of this, calls her a whore, and turns back to Frank asking how he could do all that to her. With her own daughter!
Frank struggles to say something as both crying angry women stare him down, and Kate gives up remarking that Frank doesn’t even have anything to say for himself, he can’t even say he’s sorry. Frank says of course he’s sorry, but it’s too late and Kate has already stormed off to the master bedroom leaving Frank alone with Nancy. In tears, Nancy complains to Frank that he didn’t even stick up for her, he tried to whore his own step-daughter out to his boss and he doesn’t even have the guts to admit it to his wife. Frank tries to calm her down, promising he’ll talk to Kate, and tries to put his hands comfortingly on Nancy’s shoulders but she pushes him away. She storms off to her room as Frank calls out to her that he promises he’ll make things right.
Frank enters the master bedroom, where Kate is sobbing on the bed. Frank comes up to try to comfort her with his apologies, but she pushes him away saying he’s ruined their lives. Much like when trying to negotiate with his boss, Frank’s weak and cowardly tendencies start to flare up instinctively. He begs Kate to forgive him, and starts completely lying to her. He tells her that things that day just escalated. With the way that Nancy dresses, it wasn’t surprising that his boss wanted to sleep with her. Frank also tried to resist her, but he couldn’t! He loves Kate and is faithful to only her, and wants to make it right again.
Kate asks if all that is really true. She wants to believe him but he really hurt her. If he does again, she’s going to leave him. Frank swears it is, he would never want to do anything to hurt Kate. Afterwards he was scared and humiliated to tell anyone, and above all he didn’t want to break up Kate’s family. They embrace each other, and then Frank kisses Kate passionately saying again how sorry he is. Kate says how is she supposed to forgive him, she just wants to forget the whole thing ever happened. She kisses him again, and their passionate kissing slowly devolves into tender and erotic make-up sex.
Frank brings Kate to orgasm, but is unable to cum himself. He catches his breath and puts his hands to his forehead in exhaustion. Kate asks him what’s wrong and he explains that he has too much stress on his mind to cum, all the unfinished business with Nancy is preoccupying him. Kate is sympathetic, and says maybe he just needs a few minutes, but Frank says he should go speak to Nancy and try to resolve things between them. Kate agrees that’s a good idea, and says she’ll give them both some space to work things out together. Frank puts on a plain t-shirt and boxers and leaves the room.
CUT TO Frank entering Nancy’s bedroom. Nancy is curled up on the bed, and bitterly asks what Frank wants. Frank tells her he made up with Kate, and has come to do the same with her. Nancy looks up, and asks how he was able to get Kate to forgive her. Frank looks away for a second and finds himself lying again instinctively, saying that he told Kate the truth, that it was his idea to offer a deal to his boss to fuck his teen step-daughter in exchange for keeping his job. It took a lot of begging and apologizing but Kate finally decided to forgive him. He says that he also told Kate that Nancy didn’t try to seduce him at all, it was his idea in a moment of weakness. Nancy is surprised, he really said that? Frank continues to lie and says yes, he just wants she and her mother to get along so he told her it was all him. How could Kate forgive him for what he did? She really forgave him? Frank keeps saying yes, she did, and the important thing now is that they forget about it and move on.
Nancy says she can’t just forget about it. He says that he didn’t treat her right before, but he wants to now. He says to her that there was another reason he didn’t mind taking the blame for having sex with her, and it was because there was some truth to it, there’s a part of him that secretly wanted her all along. That still wants her. She must have felt it, too, surely? She hesitantly says that she has, a little bit. Frank moves in to kiss her and she lets him have his way with her, slowly spreading her legs and inviting the hand on her lap to move towards her pussy. He asks her what she was going to say and she says just that she wants him right here, right now.