After being transferred to a new area, Elder Carlton finds himself developing feelings for Laura, who lives next door to the missionaries. Usually fiercely devoted to keeping the rules, he is filled with guilt because of his feelings. He throws himself into the work, doing everything he can to avoid interacting with Laura, but he occasionally finds himself alone with her. She agrees that acting on their feelings would be wrong, but asks for one kiss. He refuses until his last day in the area, when, the other missionaries already having left, he goes to Laura and they share their one kiss.