Helen James is on her way home on the school bus. As she descends the stairs a blue haze wraps itself around her and takes her out of the bus and up away across the universe. It was not the Visitants Hyming but his younger sister Pyling who had come to collect Helen.
Pyling told her that Zacred, their leader, had cast Hyming and some of his friends out of the Visitants’ home cloud. It appeared that Zacred feared that Hyming was trying to take over the leadership. It started when Helen was voted in as the 5th ‘Good’, against Zacred’s wishes. It was Helen’s task to mend this broken relationship or the Visitants would cease to function.
Pyling should not have come all this way but no one else would. Towards the end of their journey to the cloud Pyling was having difficulty in protecting Helen which made Helen realise that there might be an empty place in class tomorrow. Helen spotted the cloud and steered Pyling to it but only just in time.
Could Helen get 2 headstrong beings to realise that they needed each other and that there was a place for both of them. They tried to trick Helen into believing that they could work together. It might have worked except one of the elders whispered in Helen's ear.