Matteo and Felipe Pena live with their drug addicted parents who deal for the Mexican Cartel. Matteo is ten and has just figured out that he’s gay. As things stand, he takes care of five-year-old Felipe and protects him from their parent’s abuse.
Felipe has no one to talk to about his sexuality, so he searches on the net for other boys like him. His father finds him and ejects him out to the rocks on the front lawn, beating and kicking him and finally shooting at him with a pistol.
Sheriff Hector Gomez has a roommate and occasional sexual partner, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Steele Adams. Hector loves Steele and Stelle loves Hector but neither has the guts to take their relationship to the next level.
Then Hector answers a call for a domestic disturbance and finds a terribly beaten Matteo on the front lawn being shot out by his father with his mother shouting encouragement from the front door. The only one who is upset is Felipe, who begs Hector not to take his brother away.
Hector, a certified foster parent, calls Steele, and they take in Matteo. The next morning there is an FBI/DEA drug bust at the Pena home and Felipe is brought to Family Services. Hector and Steele decide to take Felipe too.
Just when the boys thought they were safe, their parents get out of jail and come looking for them.