Chou Lee arrives at Whateley in the morning after walking most of the way from Nashville. She checks in with Administration and is told she'll be rooming with Ayla in Poe Cottage. Toni Chandler meets her in the cottage and shows her to her new room.
After classes let out, Chou is drawn into the woods and meets Jade, and has an encounter with a demon who is animating a body which may (or may not) be Jade's father. The demon mentions that Jade can open the Gate. Chou gets rid of it, revealing that the body it had animated was several days dead. She talks with Team Kimba afterward.
Ayla meets Chou as her roommate. They discuss arrangements, the other members of Team Kimba and which Martial Arts class Chou should take. Then she gets to play Diz Aster at scrabble and helps Frostbite and Static Girl with their math homework. There's a discussion about Tansy at dinner before Chou rejoins them after Belle's tour. Then all of TK gets to know Chou and Destiny's Wave that evening.
Spoof sends out a duplicate of Fey. Some chasing through the halls getting rid of the monster. Chaka works on Diz, gets through her PK shell and gives her a massage. Slab tries not to be impressed, Mrs. Cantrel likes the effect, Dr. Traherne is puzzled.
Bunny shows Jade some new tricks, including nausea-inducing barrettes and a holographic eyepiece that looks like a display and which has a communicator built in. Jade gives Bunny the experience of being able to fly by charging Jinn into her.