Ella is very attracted to Penn, and he feels the same about Ella. During the party, they meet each other in the garden. He shows her an unkempt portion of the gardens, and they dance together.
Ella notices that the garden has a pool, and Penn promises that he'll teach her how to swim. They're interrupted by Mrs. Kimball, who says that the Congressman wants Ella back at the party to show her off to guests of honor.
Ella returns to the party, and is promptly put on display for the Congressman's friends. They ogle her aggressively, and aren't concerned with her comfort, or lack thereof.
Ella escapes the party, and is met by a young man in the lawn. He makes very unsolicited remarks towards her, and she instantly wants to escape the situation. He asks to go back to her room, and Ella says she'll meet him in the house, and he leaves. She takes the opportunity to get as far away from him as she can.
Ella runs to the edge of the property, trying to escape. She is met yet again by Ms. Harper. Ella noticed that she was by her car, and Ms. Harper asked Ella for help reaching something in the backseat. Ella obliged, but was pushed into the car. Ms. Harper got in the front seat, and drove off with Ella.
Ms. Harper takes Ella to an escape house for freed pets, but left before the owners were paid. They refused to help Ella, so she was forced to take refuge in a nearby park. The police used a tracker chip in Ella's neck to find her, and she was returned to the Kimballs. Ella was put under much more security, even placed in handcuffs and chained to walls and poles.