Biography EditAs a young woman, Ruth volunteered at the Community Centre during the time the elderly folk were present. While on this community service, Nathan Young met Ruth after he became stunned at her beauty.
Ruth later met Nathan after hours when he was living at the Community Centre after being kicked out of his home by his mother. Nathan then showed Ruth a good time by mischievously using the Community Centre's provisions for their own enjoyment. Nathan is then lead away by presence of his mother's boyfriend scurrying around rabidly because of his power.
After Nathan confronts the issue insenitively, he goes to Ruth's apartment. Ruth tells Nathan that he should be more considerate about his mother and her boyfriend's situation before pouring him a glass of sherry. Ruth tells Nathan that if he stayed with her the other night that she would've had sex with him. The two then proceed to do so which ends when Ruth spontaneously and briefly reverts to her true age during climax. Ruth tells a disgusted Nathan about her power and that it's wearing off but he nonetheless rejects her.
At the Community Centre, while the others danced with the elderly people, Nathan sits down still wigged about the previous night. Ruth walks over to him, an old woman with her walker, but he quickly runs away when he realizes it's her. Although he later attempts to apologize, he finds that she has died in her sleep at her home.
Nathan flicks through her assorted photo album, and comments on how she dressed like a "tart" when she was younger. He is nonetheless upset at how he didn't get a chance to apologize or make amends, and he pats Ruth's hair as a sign of fair well.
- Ruth's power stems from her desire to be young again.