Chapter 20, Pg. 207-217
Nozomi and Willow spend the afternoon chasing Arden and Dela, failing many times before they can catch up to them.
Chapter 21, Pg. 217-223
When Arden and Willow leave to have a personal conversation about their relationship, Nozomi gets to see a side of Dela she hasn’t met before.
A Little Closer
Chapter 24, Pg. 241-254
While refolding the origami cranes, Dela opens up to Nozomi about her mother's death, and is thankful for Nozomi's response.
An Unexpected Saviour
Chapter 25, Pg. 257-271
Nozomi and Willow's "date" gets interrupted when Nozomi gets a call that her grandmother has gone missing. As she waits in her grandmother's home, worried, Dela, of all people, opens the door with Nozomi's grandmother.
Family Love is Supposed to be Unconditional, Right?
Chapter 26, Pg. 274-287
Nozomi is conflicted about her relationship with her grandmother and if it would be worth ruining their relationship just for her to come out.
Chapter 17: Devon, Pg. 231-256
Jack, the person Devon called his best friend for years, is mad at Devon for seeing Terrel, and it makes him realize that Jack never accepted him to begin with.
Chapter 18: Chiamaka, Pg. 257-266
Chiamaka tells Devon about her plan to find out who Aces is, but he has his doubts.
Everything is at Stake
Chapter 20: Chiamaka, Pg. 285-294
Chiamaka realizes how much power Aces has to ruin her life, and she wonders who and why.
Could it be Aces?
Chapter 21: Devon, Pg. 296-302
After letting himself out of school, Devon goes to the park, where he realizes someone is taking photos of him.
Is it Okay if I Like You in a Non-Friend Way?
Chapter 22: Chiamaka, 304-311
Belle visits Chiamaka in detention, and after admitting she likes her, they kiss.
Chapter 23: Devon, Pg. 313-327
After leaving the library, Devon and Chiamaka walk into the hallway to see “invasive” pictures of Chiamaka plastered on every poster.
Where Did I Go Wrong?
Chapter 24: Chiamaka, Pg. 329- 344
An Aces text hints to Chiamaka and Jamie’s accident that may or may not have killed a girl, and Chiamaka is worried Aces will do something to hurt her.
How Did They Get Through The Gates?
Chapter 24: Chiamaka, Pg. 329-344
Chiamaka is followed home by a car and receives images of herself in her own home, which is soon followed by a text from Aces, including an image of Devon kissing Terrell.
We’re Being Watched?
Chapter 25: Devon, Pg. 346-348
Chiamaka calls to tell Devon about how Aces followed her home and the most recent text, specifically the part about the image of him and Terrell.
It Isn’t Just a Person, it’s the Whole School
Chapter 27: Devon, Pg. 360-371
The night Chiamaka and Devon try to find out who Aces is, Devon learns that “Aces” isn’t just a person, but an entire organization run by Niveus to “eliminate” and destroy the lives of black students.
Mr. Taylor is One of Them
Chapter 29: Devon, Pg. 396-402
Mr. Taylor, Devon’s music teacher, discourages him from going to Julliard or even going to college at all, that Devon’s “kind” shouldn't be going to college.
I Never Want to See You Again
Chapter 32: Chiamaka, Pg. 424-438
Chiamaka realizes that Belle doesn’t actually like her and it was only a distraction for Chiamaka to get her guard down, letting their plan go perfectly.
I Need A Break
Chapter 26: Chiamaka, Pg. 350-358
Belle invites Chiamaka over right after she(Chiamaka) gets her cornrows done and they do more than just talking.
This Might be Our Last Week at Niveus Private Academy
Chapter 28: Chiamaka, Pg. 375-394
Chiamaka tells Devon about her and Jamie hitting a girl with his(Jamie) car, and Devon tells Chiamaka what he found out about Aces and what their true intentions are.
It Was a Set-up, Wasn't it?
Chapter 30: Chiamaka, Pg. 404-408
Chiamaka learns that the new headmaster has been part of Aces since he was young and that the girl she and Jamie nearly killed is also Belle’s sister, which makes her think.
I Want You to be so Happy
Chapter 31: Devon, Pg. 410-422
Devon comes home and breaks down, crying infront of his mother from how stressed he’s been about everything, but something she says lifts a weight from his shoulders.
Chapter 33: Devon. Pg. 440-458
A flashback to when he was 10 years old, visiting his dad in prison for the first and last time on September 9th, especially the white shirt his father was wearing.
That Can't Be True
Chapter 33: Devon, Pg. 440-458
During Devon’s visit to Dre, his ex-boyfriend, in prison, he learns that inmates wearing white are on death row.
All That Time For Nothing
Chapter 33: Devon, Pg. 440-458
After talking to Dre, Devon asks the receptionist to visit his dad, and the receptionist tells him that his father recieved the death penalty on September 9, the last time Devon ever saw him.
Just Call The Number
Chapter 34: Chiamaka, Pg. 460-465
Instead of meeting up at Devon's place like he and Chiamaka had planned, they go to Terrell's house and decide to tell the local news about Aces at Niveus and how other school are doing the same.