Amanda is excited to reunite with her brother and his best mate when they return from overseas. Her pleasure at seeing the two principal men in her life dims when she realises that Scott, her brother’s best friend, has not let go problems from the past. Todd, Amanda’s brother, steps in to put a stop to Scott’s bad behaviour and demands a reason for Amanda’s treatment. Scott’s excuse, and Todd’s response, heralds a change in the relationship between Scott and Amanda.
The arrival of Amanda’s grey-nomad parents further confuses matters when it is evident that her parents have not resigned themselves to the sale of the house to their daughter. Tensions escalate, and an argument ensues. Amanda undertakes a series of sneaky manoeuvres that will remove her parents from her home, but then an alarming revelation shakes Amanda to the core
Despite the tension caused by Amanda’s parents a spark of awareness ignites, and Amanda and Scott become romantically involved. Interference by Steph, Amanda’s sister, causes a boilover and Scott is caught in a compromising position with another woman at a pub. Amanda’s resultant flight embroils her in a series of mishaps and when she calls her brother for assistance, Scott arrives instead. The relationship between Scott and Amanda is tenuous, but together they flee the scene of Amanda’s attack.
Once it is evident that it isn’t safe to go home, Amada and Scott spent the next few days moving from motel to motel. They repair their fractured relationship, and when the time comes to return home, Amanda makes it clear that Steph is not to further sabotage the relationship.
When it appears that their lives have settled down, Todd and Scott shock the girls by anouncing that they have joined the army. When notice of deployment comes, the sisters wait anxiously for Scott and Todd to return home to say their goodbyes. As they are ready to leave, Scott takes Amanda aside and tells her of a decision he has made regarding their relationship. Despite tearful pleas, Scott stands firm, and when he leaves Amanda, he leaves her with a broken and shattered heart.