Gina and David, two 18-year-old high school seniors, walk home from class holding hands. Both are dressed in their school uniforms. Gina has been secretly dating David for a few months now and is totally smitten by him: he is handsome, sweet, on the football team, and very popular at school. But she comes from an ultra-conservative family and is afraid of their relationship going public. Her father is a prejudiced man and, as the head of their house, if he was to find out about David, she doesn't even know what he would do. She apologizes for her family being so ignorant and tells him she loves him. As she says this, a car pulls up behind them and screeches to a halt. The window rolls down and Jeremy, Gina's older step-brother, yells angrily out the car for her to get in. David looks concerned and asks who it is. Gina looks petrified and, breaking away from her boyfriend, tells him she'll call him later ... she must go. "Why is it that you don't want to spend any time with me anymore ... but I find you on some dirt road being fondled by a ..." Gina cuts him off and pleads with him that it's normal for stepsiblings to have other friends. The word "step" seems to ignite something in Jeremy and he explodes.