When she was ten-years old, APRIL AMBERSIA hid in a closet when two maniacs broke into the house. She saw them murder her parents, their faces she would remember forever.
She spent the next 10 years living with ETHEL and POWELL MARTIN, a nice couple from church. She works as a waitress at a local COOLIDGE CITY diner. She has been clinically depressed since the murders.
TOMMY SIMMONS is a local kid who’s always trying to bother April. He has an uncle, SAMMY, whom is returning to town, hasn’t been around for awhile. There is also a new preacher at church, DANIEL MURPHY, who has a wife CYNTHIA, two small kids, and a baby.
The new preacher is familiar to April, as she makes friends with his wife and kids. April comes to remember Daniel’s face; he was one of the murderers. Tommy and his cousin Sam are heard conspiring, Sammy is advising the boy to get April alone and break her.
April is spying on Daniel, hears Sammy and the preacher arguing. Sammy threatens his former partners family. She is trying to figure out what to do. She talks with the preacher; he makes a confession about the crimes of his past.
He talks about the murders. She asks, are you sure there weren’t any witnesses? No, he replies, not that I know of anyway.
She’s keeping everything inside for now, uncertain how to react, what to do. She agrees to babysit the preacher’s kids. She lets it be known, she knows Sam and Tom will see it as a perfect opportunity to get her and the kids.
Dan and his wife visit the Martin’s before dinner. Ethel tells them about April’s history. Shows picture of her murdered parents. He realizes whom she is, and that she knows. Talks with his wife privately, decides he has to turn himself in; that will release any hold Sam thinks he has over the preacher.
A worried friend calls Ethel about April’s plan. Powell calls the police, he and Dan rush back to the house. April is already confronting them, the kids are hidden.
Later she talks with Dan and his wife, and the Martins. There is now way to make up for anything he knows. She doesn’t necessarily want him to go to prison, he says maybe he can help God’s will there.
Sammy lies in a pool of blood, Tommy sits, waiting for prison.