During one of the meetings, Citra and Rowan were to tell a scythe the worst thing they've done in life. Citra lies and fails but Rowan doesn't want Citra to feel sad. Rowan also lies and they both fail. Faraday says that it was a mistake.
Goddard believes that having 2 apprentices is unfair and that if one of them become a scythe they would have to glean the other.
To avoid having one of the two glean the other Faraday ''kills himself'' revoking the contract between Faraday, Rowan, and Citra.
This backfires on Faraday because Scythe Curie and Scythe Goddard choose to take in Rowan and Citra as apprentices.
Citra becomes suspicious of the accusation of Scythe Faraday, and she decides to research it.