Brian's wife, Heather, collapses by the roadside. Brian's friends Lee and Kelly are with him as they all watch helplessly.
Nine years later, Brian has fallen for a girl fourteen years younger than him called Ashley. Initially he convinces himself it is simply a fling after being alone for so long. When it starts to become more, he starts to struggle with the moral boundaries of what he is doing.
Brian finally introduces his new girlfriend Ashley to Lee and Kelly. Whilst initially disgusted at the idea, Kelly warms to Ashley quickly. The affection is reciprocated.
Then, an accident involving Lee and Kelly's five-year-old daughter Megan awakens Brian's anger and shatters Lee's grip on his faith.
A counsellor at the local hospital, Justin, talks to Lee and Brian, trying to help them get through their individual pain and regret. Eventually, Brian realises that the counsellor is Justin Kerioth – the person responsible for his wife's collapse so long ago.