Nancy talks constantly: in the car, to her collection of bears, on the way to nursery. But when her parents split up, Nancy stops talking. Eva always knew marrying an older man meant compromises. But when the love of her life dies suddenly, she is left wondering whether she's sacrificed too much. Patrick volunteers his sister Eva's home as a space for weekend contact. The presence of children in her peaceful, grown-up home initially drives Eva mad, but a trust slowly begins to form between an anxious little girl with a heartbreaking secret, and a woman who has realised too late that what her soul yearns for is the love of a child.