Tave just doesn’t care. He cares about Cyche and Caili and Ramien but no one else. The first time he hears music is when Kondra, Tanu’s daughter, is singing while she does laundry.

Most are scared of Tave’s abilities and the reputation he’s already gathering. Some have superstitions about people with a Dark Matrix, most of which are false. Which is not to say that someone with a Dark Matrix isn’t dangerous.

Aside from Kondra, Cyche, Tanu, Aidero, Caili, Evelyn, and Jako, the rest of the people avoid Tave.