After the events at the Rites of Thunder that left Alex and the Pride (presumably) dead, the runaways have been split up into various foster homes and orphanages. Several months after this break up, they get together at the James Dean statue one more time. After meeting they set out to find Old Lace, who is holed up in an old West Coast Avengers storage facility. At the same place, they also find the Leapfrog impounded. Together, they decide to runaway again and go "wherever the wind takes them."