We open on Mikey, a silent 8-year-old boy, with his head down. His older brother pulls Mikey's hoodie back revealing a black eye. Enraged, his brother vents about their abusive father culminating in a simple question: "Do you want me to kill him?" Mikey doesn't respond, but he doesn't need to. We follow Mikey as he wanders the neighborhood coping with his decision—all while his brother does the deed. After a sudden change of heart, Mikey rushes to stop his brother, only to find him unwilling to give up. His brother has a better idea: Mikey should finish the job.