The family discusses their feelings. Jonas's explains his feelings and his parents want to talk to him privately.
Jonas's dad talks about his experience as a kid. He also talks about his experience during his ceremony of twelves.
Jonas has a flashback about the speaker telling him not to hoard food. He took the apple with him because when he was throwing it to Asher he kept seeing it change and wanted to investigate.
Jonas spends more of his volunteer hours at the House of the Old where they just finished a release earlier that day. Jonas meets Fiona and Asher there and Jonas washes and old lady named Larissa and she talks about the releasing.
The family talks about their dreams and what they think they mean. Jonas who rarely remembers his dreams remembers his and it was a sign of him starting to go through puberty (Stirrings).
The ceremony begins with the ceremony of ones being assigned to their parents and so on from there. The ceremony of all the other numbers begins and it gets to the ceremony of twelve where each twelve will be assigned their job. The Chief Elder goes by the children's birth number and skips Jonas.