Meta thinks about her past. She dreams when Gwen found out that she was magic. by he time she wakes up goes back to her current mentor, Alfred. Alfred tells her to go to sleep, and that she shouldn't be so careless. When she wakes up she hears rumbling. She puts on a robe and goes outside. Then a ball crashes into their house and sends them flying. When Meta finds Alfred he's dying. He gives Meta his shard of Bregu. Meta senses someone and hides behind a tree. Meta sees Gwendolyn checking Alfred's pockets. When she finds nothing she goes away. She sees an ocelot, while the ocelot was playing with the Bregu, she tries to take it and changes into an ocelot. She tests it on a rabbit and changes into one. She starts to go westbound.