A young backpacker, Eric, slowly makes his way across the desert back roads of eastern California, headed for Los Angeles. He sees an open gate leading to a vacation home on the edge of a man made lake. Feeling lucky to have come across anyone this far from civilization, he approaches the house looking for water and a warm bed for the night. The lady of the house, Jess, gives him a hesitant welcome, but the man of the house, David, invites him to stay.
The couple and the young man share a meal and a discussion. An odd tension mounts as we discover who they truly are.