Shannon sleeps around to find living quarters, and earns some money (though very little) from performing at open mic nights. The owner of a local club sees her talent and offers her a job as a lead in his house band. It is during this discussion with the owner that Shannon reveals that she was molested and found herself pregnant. She had an abortion because she feared her mother's judgment. The owner offers to let her stay with him as long as she's working in the club. She agrees.