Days family is checked for plague, and before the soldiers leave they mark the door with a red x with a line through it. Day has never seen this before, so he is worried as to what this might mean for his family. The soldiers end up staying in his families house longer than normal. They leave in a single file line, and with haste.
June climbed 8 story building very quickly for training, but gets in trouble for doing something this extreme. Since she is the sister of captain Metias, she never really gets into much trouble after pulling stunts like this. She likes to push herself in training so she trains harder than most. Metias gets mad, but he is also proud of his younger sister.
Metias dies after getting stabbed by day, although day is oblivious to this fact. This causes June to try very hard to find day and take revenge for her brother that died. Metias dies because he tries to follow day even after being wounded. Day escapes into the sewers, which makes it even more difficult to find him.
June tries to trick Day by bringing a cure that he desperately needs for his family to an abandoned building. Day uses his wits to confuse June about where he is in the building. Soon, Day realizes that June is trying to trick him. This realization causes him to leave the building soon after.
The story of when day meets Tess for the first time is told. They meet on the streets of a poor area, and day takes Tess under his wing to help her gain her health back. She tells him that she has no family , and so she follows him back home. Day tries to get rid of her somehow and even makes her cry. Although, they end up teaming up and help each other out ever since then.
Day checks on his family to make sure they are okay. During his visit at home, he talks to his older brother john. John tells Day not to pull another one of his stunts. Which then leads Day to laugh and realize that he is Edens only chance to survive.