The Main character Edward May, nicknamed 'Chico' has just had sex with his girlfriend, Jane, taking her virgnity. He still mourns his older brother Johnny, whose death he blames on his step mother, Virginia. He ponders his life and his brothers death, enducing a fight between chico and his father in front of his younger brother Billy. It is heavily implyed that Virginia and Johnny were involved, or that she was molesting him and he took the job where he was killed to be away from her. The story ends with Chico leaving and remembering his brothers death.