Titre original : Departure Shrouded by the Morning Mist
Eliza protests over Candy's release in front of everyone, and openly disagrees with Sister Grey that Terry was sent from school. Eliza's cockiness and insolence earns her a week of confinement. Meanwhile, Neil and his bullies feel sure they can bully Candy all they want since Terry cannot protect her anymore. Candy admits to herself that she is in love with Terry and recognizes Eliza acts the way she does out of jealousy. Candy misses Terry and longs to be with him, and yet wants to honor his sacrifice, be strong and become a lady of Saint Paul's. Duke Grandchester is furious that his son has left the school and threatens to withdraw his funding from the school if they cannot retrieve Terry. Candy shares Terry's letter with him, her high opinion of Terry and her understanding of Terry's feelings of loneliness and longing for his father's acceptance. She manages to appease the broken heart of Duke Grandchester: he will keep funding the Academy and send Terry's sisters to the school. Meanwhile, Louise learns that she has to leave the Academy because her father cannot pay such tutelage anymore. Through Candy's mechanisms, Eliza's punishment is lessened so that Louise can spend the last few days with her best friend. Meanwhile, Candy sets off with Klint on a whole new adventure, not wanting to grow up to be a backstabbing lady.