When Luke fails to hear from Jen for a while, he breaks into her house to search for her, but her father storms in on him with a gun. After acquainting themselves to each other, he informs Luke that Jen died; she was among the forty shadow children shot dead at the rally. He also reveals that even though he works for the population police, he is against what they stand for and that he is keen to sabotage their work. He offers to protect Luke by getting him a fake ID.
At the end of the story, Luke obtains the new identity and moves away from his family to begin a new life as Lee Grant. Lee Grant was from a wealthy background, and his parents donated his identity, after his unfortunate death from a skiing accident, to assist people like Luke.