The next morning, the only conversation in the town was about the punishment of the rebel leader. Everyone had gathered to see the wretched Skyboy lose his wings. Ion, ignoring his mother's pleas, remained as obstinate as ever, just like his father. Skyboy's punishment would go ahead.
Sofia, meanwhile, had prepared the skypeople to attack the tower to rescue her beloved Skyboy. She managed to get a message through to her mother who succeeded in opening up a back door and leading them to the armoury where the weapons and explosives were kept.
The town was taken by surprise and an intense battle began. Sofia led her group to the cell under the very platform where Skyboy was due to be tortured. They overcame the guards and freed him.