Patty Day—January 2, 1985 9:12 p.m.
- In the commotion after Runner leaves, Michelle says that she's heard about the bad things Ben did at school.
- Patty asks Michelle if Ben has ever done this bad stuff to her, but she says no.
- However, Ben does have "all sorts of weird stuff" (25.25) in his room.
- Patty heads to her room and grabs the bolt cutters she keeps hidden near a stash of $520. She cuts the lock off Ben's door and goes inside.
- Most of what Ben has is normal teen stuff—an unmade bed, notebooks, band posters.
- But then Patty finds Satanic poetry, drawings of women giving birth to demons, and a paper filled with girls' names, including "Krissi Day" inside a heart.
- The worst thing Patty finds is under the bed: it's a sack full of little girls' underwear.
- Len the lender calls with a new offer for Patty to make some money, but he'll only meet her way out in a dark park.
- Before she goes out there, Patty burns all the underwear in a big fire.
- Out at the park, it turns out that Len isn't there. Another man with a mustache is.
- This guy says he can help Patty… but the chapter ends before we find out how.