Your well of lies ran dry
I pulled the cord, free fall
So high I seem so small
A PlotDeclan and Holly J talk at The Dot and he explains the reason why he was hesitant to let Holly J go to New York — he wanted to surprise her and spend more time with her. He listens to Holly J's message and they have a good laugh about it. They bond and hug and look forwards to being together at Yale. Holly J tells Declan about her family's debt and Declan offers to help her out with "fun money." Holly J is ecstatic with the financial security. Declan even buys her a diamond necklace, which he has delivered to her house. Holly J's mom is suspicious and tries to give Holly J some perspective on the situation and Holly J lashes back, claiming it's her parents' fault for their financial issues. Holly J's mom is taken aback and leaves her with some advice - nothing comes for free.
The next day, Holly J is showing off her necklace to Fiona and Chantay. Chantay rolls her eyes and teases Holly J about having a Sugar Daddy and being a gold-digger. Declan comes by later, and invites her come with him on the road trip to Yale. Holly J's cites her busy schedule and Declan is willing to pay for her time. Holly J tells him no again, and Declan leaves in a huff. Holly J thinks about their conversation, especially when she's in class discussing financial aid. On the taxi drive to the airport, she gives back the necklace to Declan. She tells him that she can't take his money, it makes her feel gross. Declan argues back that he's just trying to spend time with her. Holly J accuses him of just trying to make her part of his dreams, instead of it being an partnership. She wants to go on a break, to which Declan reluctantly agrees to.
At Little Miss Stakes, the manager gives her a second chance at the job. On her first shift, she runs into Fiona who is proud of her for standing up for herself. She reports Declan is in tears, but Fiona won't stop being her friend. Holly J is happy, now that she's making her own way in the world.