Negotiations were unsuccessful, and the Locos chased after the group, which eventually led them to a battle with the Demon Dogs. Zoot gave a speech to the Locos the following day, after which he and Ebony made love.She encouraged him to write down his speeches for future records, but he insisted that history and the future was dead.Ebony quickly became interested in Bray, and overheard his younger brother Martin being turned down by Trudy when asking her to the school dance.She stole a love letter written by Martin to Trudy and showed it to Bray, explaining that Martin had a look of desperation on his face when talking about him, and she had read stuff—"what some guys do when a girl turns him down." She told him Trudy liked both brothers and couldn't make up her mind. The two made out on the dance floor, and Ebony made sure that Trudy—who had been turned down by Bray and gone with Martin—was watching.Ebony was brought up in a “cesspit” and grew up the hard way, which gave her a need for control and power, and to never be vulnerable again.
Scared of falling in love and being vulnerable, thinking she would always be disappointed and betrayed.
Each year, the African American Society at Bowdoin holds its campus-wide Ebony Ball, usually on the same weekend as the Oscars.
A tradition dating back more than 20 years, the party brings together students who dance in Moulton Union until early morning.
Martin, who had just lost his parents, asked "What is the point of lessons unless you're going to teach us survival? Wearing white contact lenses, he declared that his new name was Zoot and told everyone that there would be a new order, and they had two choices: join him or die! They pursued their enemies intensively, and fought rivaling tribes—such as the Demon Dogs—when the opportunity arose.
Lex and Ryan wanted to join the Locos and arranged a meeting with the tribe.