The 20th story in the Falling Into College series by Richard Lobinske. The story occurs during mid-May, 2000 and occurs immediately after Seeking Hearts.
Near-panicked, Michael borrows Helen's cell phone to cancel his withdrawal from Raft. Helen calls Samantha Fulton at work to let her know that her son arrived safely, and is unable to even finish a sentence between Samantha's fast-paced replies. Helen agrees to let Michael stay in the guest room for a few days. Amid mixed emotions and readjustment, they eventually join Jane and Trent at an auction of used government cars.