In chapter 2 "Frightful goes to falcon school" Frightful finds her first mate, Chup, but she can't decide if she should go with Chup or Sam. At last Frightful decides to go with Chup.
In chapter 3 Chup takes Frightful to his aerie and she finds out that Chup has eyases. Chup used to have another mate, but she got killed, so he started looking for another mate and he found Frightful.
In chapter 4 Frightful finally learns how to take care of the eyases Drum, Duchess and Lady, but the eyases are already old enough to leave the aerie and they try to leave but at last they don't leave.