After Cap's grandmother, Rain has to go through rehab due to a severe injury, Mrs. Donnelly, a social worker, takes a look at the boy and her brain is filled with memories. The way he looked showed her that Capricorn Anderson was a hippie and reminded her that she used to be one. Mrs. Donnelly convinced Cap to let her take him in because she knew what it was like and was the only one who could help him.
It is Cap's first time going to Claverage (or even to any school) and people are observing Cap and noticing how he is different. People don't want to associate with him because he 's different and he's a hippie. People bully him and make fun of him while Cap doesn't understand this new world.
Although Cap is being introduced to this new world, he doesn't understand it. Cap is scared and confused. He reacts by telling Rain these new things that are indecipherable to him.