Phase gets a letter from the administrators of the Hilton trust fund. Nothing there for Gracie. Drat. Mrs. Horton explains the wards around Poe; the upshot is that either it was an inside job, or whoever did it from outside was a very, very good mage. On the other hand, it couldn't be an inside job. Perplex.
Ayla checks with Mrs. Horton to see if there's anyone available to hire to run errands, keep the room clean and so forth, and she settles on Jody Coombs (Plastic Girl), who's a sophomore on the freshman floor. Jody's there to try to keep things running smoothly. Then Ayla checks out the clothing and school books in the school store. She decides that she really needs something better than what they've got in stock.
Jade and Jinn see their counselor, Terri Larson. They manage to get two full sets of courses and a job. The job is with the sewer plumbers and maintenance team -- Stan and Morrie. They get to wash windows - four floors up - for the first day.
Tennyo sees her counselor, Dr. Bellows. They work out a class schedule and discuss the fact that Tennyo did not get an entry packet in the mail. (Neither did Harry.) The group of people trailing Tennyo seems to have grown to around eight.
After dinner, Ayla walks out to look into the cafeteria from outside to see if there's anyone taking undue interest in the rest of the team. No joy. However, someone walks up behind her and launches a psychic attack. Ayla manages to foil it with a basic concentration exercise that she learned from her mother and uncle. Then a couple of other girls walk up and call her attacker Tansy. Ayla is shocked. This uber-hot blond is Tansy Walcutt? Tubby Tansy from her prep school?
That night, there's another party. Jinn meets Marty Penn. Then there's an invasion when some men attempt to kidnap Angel. They go invisible, but Jinn sees them. She points Mega-Girl at one of the two guys who are dragging an unconscious Angel out, and that busts it up.