The chapter begins with Tam's first day with the Neverseen, wherein he discovers that his mind will be probed. He is provided with a luxurious room, complete with a large black cat statue. The story then jumps to the aftermath of Tam's first conversation with Sophie, revealing some of his thought processes.
Tam has several conversations with the Neverseen's Flasher, Glimmer who is thought to be his mommy. The chapter ends with Tam asking Glimmer if ' she would betray a traitor', if the Neverseen did not uphold their deal with Tam.