One evening, Wade sulks around the house since he was not welcome to a birthday party that each and every other kid is going to. Scarlett doesn't believe it is critical, yet Rhett sees how important it is to Wade. Rhett knows he and Scarlett are in charge of how individuals think of Wade, and that is also true for Bonnie. He will not tolerate anything that would ruin Bonnie’s chances of achievement in life. Wade inquires as to whether he battled in the war; other youngsters have said he didn't. Rhett discloses to Wade that he did, and Wade is consoled — yet Scarlett does not approve of their discussion.
For Bonnie’s future, Rhett chooses to make friends with every one of the Confederates who detests him. He associates with the right groups, votes in favor of Democrats as opposed to his Republican cohorts, and requests child-rearing guidance from the most experienced women of the Old Guard. He possesses a great deal of stock in a bank, and starts appearing there frequently as though he works there. Rhett permits individuals to point the finger at Scarlett for her terrible choices and awful behavior. He tells other individuals he will not let the kids remain in the house with any of her scallawag and carpetbagger companions. Gradually, the individuals’ feelings of Rhett begin to change.
Rhett reveals Bonnie’s fears. When she starts dreading darkness, he enables her to rest in his changing area each night with a light blasting. When he finds that other members of the family do not consider Bonnie’s feelings of trepidation to be of importance, he starts to remain home around evening time so he can be with her. Whenever Bonnie says he smells alcohol, he changes his drinking habits.