Okay- nevermind. I've revised my theories. Based on this cover- here's what I imagine happens: Cutter and Skywise come out and run off together. (Elves aren't gay? Hey- there's a rule to break!) Leetah is disturbed- but even she admits, when prodded by Shen Shen, that she should have seen this one coming a mile away. Chitter falls for Mender- even as Dart attempts to convince her he's a playa. She doesn't listen- nor would she care. Aroree is not that hard hit by the news about Skywise, for (as she explains to fellow glider, Windkin) she's been getting it on with Venka for some time now. My best guess so far.