Mannie catches up with Wyoh and wonders where she is heading. Deciding she can't go back to her hotel, they pretend to be a couple and head out of the public corridors.
With Wyoh standing out too much in Luna City, Mannie buys her body makeup, black hair tint, and a red dress.
They find a hotel, check in, and order some food. Get comfy, Shmoopers, because the story's going to be in this hotel for a while.
They start the typical "Getting to Know You" moment, minus the singing. Mannie tells Wyoh about his line marriage.
Wyoh tells Mannie about her work as a host mother, and she also tells him how her hate for the Authority began.
During a trip to the moon, her transport was hit with a solar storm because the Authority would not let the passengers disembark. The radiation she was exposed to caused birth complications later—as she put it, "I had birthed a monster because the Authority doesn't care what happens to us outcasts" (3.97).
Mannie calls Mike to ask him if he'd like to meet Wyoh, a "not-stupid" (3.141).
While on the phone, Mannie has Mike patch him through to his home. His senior wife, Mum, informs him that Professor Paz called looking for him; Mannie has Mike listen for the professor's voice near any phones.
Wyoh, having heard the conversation, asks to whom Mannie was talking. He agrees to introduce them, but first, she needs to read a few hundred jokes.