I'm not an explicit storyteller in my photography for the most part, but there are some exceptions in my work. By intention I try not to create photos that require explanation, which means the photo must stand in its own without any setup.
In this photo, I know the subjects and from that knowledge can make my own interpretation of what the story represents. Maybe because of that I can put a narrative to this image that other viewers can't.
The trick of good photographic storytelling is to do so with no context whatsoever. The story should tell itself.
My blog posts undermine that storytelling process to some extent, but I try to not suggest how someone should interpret a photo. I mostly discuss my process and the components of the photo that make it interesting.
So in the interest of not telling the story here, I'll leave the photo for you interpretation. If I've done my job right, you'll see a story all on your own.