After a passing exchange of glances and a misplaced wallet, Mr. Lloyd Nathan Harper is approached by an alluring Miss Ellie. Despite Nate's familiarity with his high school students, this seemingly twenty-year-old harbors a life of gloom that falsely portrays her maturity. However, he soon discovers the truth, along with the source of her abusive past.
While striving to protect Ellie, Nate shows her the love she has been missing. Yet, when Ellie's past regains control over her, the hope of a future together vanishes. Faced with losing everything, Nate is left with a decision that he may very well regret.