James places his last drink on the bar next to a handsome stranger, their eyes briefly meet. Shortly after James encounters the stranger, Carl, in the men's toilet and decides to wait for him outside in the street. James drives Carl back to his apartment where he reveals that he already knew him since he services his car. James kisses Carl and they spend a night together. In the morning Carl is racked with guilt and assaults James leaving him beaten and bleeding on the bed.