A birthday present sits on the counter beside him, with a card to his younger step-sister. Over a series of detail shots, you hear Rick singing to himself and muttering about her -- today is her 19th birthday, she's become such a beautiful young woman, she's going to love his present, he has always had feelings for her It sounds as if he is practicing a speech, something he's been wanting to say forever. Rick sees the caller ID is his sister, Jessica and, wiping the last of the cream off his neck, smiles and answers.
A split screen shows a locked-off mid-shot of each sibling as they have their conversation. Rick greets her enthusiastically and asks if she is excited for the family BBQ tonight, she's going to love his present. She laughs awkwardly and tells him that the BBQ is cancelled. She asked their parents to leave for the weekend as her gift instead You can see Rick's look of disappointment They can get into all kinds of trouble with their parents gone and, besides, she has something important to tell him.
His eyes light up and he eagerly agrees, saying he'll be over in an hour. The split screen ends on Jessica's side of the conversation as she hangs up the phone. She nervously walks to her bed and collapses on her back, revealing a rainbow bracelet on her wrist.
She tugs at it and bites her lip. Scene cuts to Rick walking into the family's house, present in hand. Hearing him enter, Jessica runs over and jumps on her brother, bear hugging him and saying how much she missed him.
He looks at her lustfully, as he hands over her present and starts to half stammer through his speech. But Jessica is distracted and nervous, shushing him and pulling him upstairs to her bedroom. She must tell him her secret now, she can't wait any longer. The step-siblings sit on the bed.
As Jessica starts to talk, Rick awkwardly gets her to open the present. It's a lacey camisole. The tomboyish Jessica looks at it sideways as Rick calmly places his hand on her knee and gets ready to make his move.
She is a lesbian. Rick can't hide his disappointment and Jessica takes this as a negative reaction. She asks him for his support and advice on what to do about their homophobic parents.
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