As Eric (Chad White) steps out of a car, he marvels over the warmth of the sun on his face for what feels like the first time in forever. Everything about the day makes him feel so ALIVE as he stands before Tanya (Casey Calvert)’s house. He’s impressed by her home and how well she’s done for herself… because of HIS sacrifice.
Eric’s over the moon when his step-sister greets him, although he doesn’t seem to notice that she’s not as excited as he is. As they catch up, it becomes more and more apparent that Tanya doesn’t want him around, which crushes Eric. How could he get anything less than a hero’s welcome home after everything he DID for her?? Tanya insists that he makes her uncomfortable… that jail CHANGED him.
Of COURSE it changed him, does she think being incarcerated is a walk in the park? But the more they argue, the more he feels Tanya slipping away from him. For so many years, all he thought about was returning home to Tanya… and enjoying the touch of the woman he loves most. Now THAT’S about to be taken away from him, too?
Afraid of losing Tanya, Eric starts guilting her for just ONE NIGHT with her. Surely after everything, that’s the LEAST she can do? If HE hadn’t stepped up, SHE’D have been the one in jail, not him. She OWES him that much, at least!
Although Tanya eyes him with contempt, it seems as though the guilt of letting an innocent man take the fall finally plays in Eric’s favor. As she tentatively invites Eric to start undressing her, Eric is thrilled…
But will one night really be enough?