So far in the book, there's been a citywide blackout and Owen got stuck on an elevator with a girl named Lucy. During the blackout he daydreamed about everything that has happened to him. He thinks about how his parents are rarely with him. How they used to travel everywhere but then settled down after they created a family.
Owen feels like his parents don't understand him, like no one does. He feels like he's by himself and that he doesn't have anyone therefore he spends all of his time in his room. Owen and Lucy soon get rescued and Owen gets told that his dad won't be able to make it. Owen as of right now is hoping to see his dad, but the only way is if his dad walks in the darkened streets of Manhattan, due to the blackout.